I'm a Bronx born and bred writer who recently relocated to South Florida. I'm perhaps the only Polerican you’ll ever encounter (Puerto Rican mom, Polish pops). I wrote my first article for The New York Times when I was 18. Since, I've written many other things for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, NPR, The Fader and other places. I talk to college students, high school students, and elementary school students about writing and how I afford to pay my bills and get regular haircuts. I wrote a couple of bad novels I'll never show anyone. I'm working on a new one that has potential.