The Thrill of Discovery

"My family was never much into literary books. They read cheap paperbacks that cost less than a dollar, the stories printed on thin newsprint." More

Speaking Silence

"As a Mexican-Filipino-East Indian teen, I felt most comfortable in silence—scribbling words into notebooks, hoping my classmates couldn’t see me." More

What Am I?

"There’s no magic pill, no chemical formula, no hack, no listicle that can help you be a writer. If you want to be a writer—first, last, and always, you… More

The PEN Ten with Marcus Wicker

There will always be a special place in my heart for those of us who find ways to express our beliefs and life obsessions absent of politics and megaphones... More