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"I write because if I don't, my characters will murder me in my sleep."


Jueves de Río Piedras (flyer and FB event cover)

Jueves de Rio Piedras flyer

Jueves de Rio Piedras Facebook

University of Puerto Rico Strike

University Strike 1 University Strike 2

39na Asamblea Anual Hermandad de Empleados Exentos No Docentes

(the one on the left was rejected by the then president, a second one was made to meet his expectations)

Cartel HEEND v1 Cartel HEEND v2



About Me

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, where I still live, work, play, and dream of travelling the world. I write the kind of stories I like to read, filled with action, a healthy dose of romance (all we need is love, right?), and murder. Ever since my first short story anthology Four Short Stories by Artistikem I've been publishing my own books via self-publishing -a topic I'm very passionate about, to the point of making it my Masters' thesis subject. I also do graphic and film work.




News & Events

January 21, 2014- Interview featured over at Indie Author Land. Read it here.

January 7, 2014- The Beast (Book 3 of The Caregiver Series) is released.

May 21, 2013- Featured in El Nuevo Día's article Yo Lo Escribo, Yo Lo Publico by Ana Teresa Toro on the subject of self-publishing. Print and Online version.



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