Updated My Essay Writing Handbook

Back in October 2014, I published a slim writing handbook, mostly for my Freshman Composition students so that they wouldn't have to buy a ridiculously expensive college textbook that we would only be using 10% of its bulk. Surprisingly, even though I've published other books before and after, this little handbook brings me most of … Continue reading Updated My Essay Writing Handbook

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No One Reads My Dissertation — But That’s Okay

On May 14, 2006, I graduated with my PhD in Literature. When I shortly -- and fortunately -- became a full-time faculty member of a community college a month after this photo was taken (yay employment with full benefits!), I realized that the "publish or perish" rat-race of tenure-track scholarship no longer applied to me. … Continue reading No One Reads My Dissertation — But That’s Okay

Behind the Scenes: Writing THE MIRACULOUS ONES

My mom usually doesn't read novels -- she prefers her fiction in TV drama form, especially Korean dramas. So I was surprised when she told me, a couple of days ago, that she started to read my novel The Miraculous Ones.  A few pages in, she said, "This is a thick book! How long did … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Writing THE MIRACULOUS ONES

An Interview with Prof. Rufel F. Ramos

Back in May 2017, a journalism student interviewed me as an assignment and then made it into a very very VERY low-budget video. I didn't know until a few months ago that he uploaded it on YouTube with the privacy settings set to the default "public". I'm not bothered by that because, well, I'm a … Continue reading An Interview with Prof. Rufel F. Ramos