I'm a Bronx born and bred writer who fled New York because the rent was too damn high. I live in Miami. (The rent is high here, too.) I might be the only Polorican you’ll ever encounter (Puerto Rican mom, Polish pops). I wrote my first article for The New York Times when I was 19: 500 thought provoking words about retail stores abusing their air conditioners. I currently write about all things South Florida for the Sun Sentinel. I've written other things for The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Atlantic and other places. I'll talk about writing to anyone who will listen and I've taught it to grade-schoolers, college students and inmates (no, not all at once). I am represented by Danielle Bukowski of Sterling Lord Literistic.