writer, wanderer, friend
Works In Progress
Title: “Three Tries”
Genre(s): Fiction featuring a young protagonist, graphic novelette
Summary: Three comic book vignettes follow Boston native Flor Ramirez at age 11, 13, and 15 as she perseveres through the ordinary yet difficult adventures in surviving the locker room at the local pool, buying maxi pads from a cute cashier, and navigating public rejection.
Word count: 1,800
Inspiration: Three Tries Pinterest Board
Title: “Witness” (working title)
Genre(s): Urban fantasy
Word count: 50k
Status: 1st draft, in revision
Inspiration: Witness Pinterest Board
Title: “Nikki “(working title)
Genre(s): Fiction featuring a young protagonist, graphic novel
Word count: 16k
Status: 1st draft, ‘resting/fermenting’
Inspiration: Nikki Pinterest Board
PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award, 2005
Writers Room of Boston Ivan Gold Fellow 2018
Check out my 2020 NaNoWri-Zines (or, Zine-NoWriMo’s) on Tumblr
Q: Really?! You’re a writer?
A: Yup. For work and pleasure.
Q: How long have you been writing?
A: Practically since before I could read.
Q: What kind of stuff do you like to write?
A: I tend towards lyrical, contemporary fiction featuring young Black people and other folks of color, and I’ve also written poetry, scripts and, once, lyrics to a prog-rock song.
Q: Where can I read your writing?
A: At the moment, here at Whole Heart Local or on my older Librarytour blog. I also produced a single-issue zine about letter writing (available by request), and a trove of travel writing essays yet to leave the confines of my filing cabinet. Finally, you can peruse my collection of book reviews on Goodreads.
e: hellopho at hotmail dot com