The Hair Collector & Other Stories

The Hair Collector & Other Stories




My second book of fiction is finally out! After a long time translating and editing, “The Hair Collector & Other Stories” is available on CreateSpace and Amazon.

This bilingual English/Spanish collection contains pieces ranging from flash fiction to folktale. Set in New York, New & Old Mexico, Guatemala, Italy, and the future, eight morsels of Zap Fiction lead off the collection, and five longer stories close it out. The Spanish translations, the product of a team of people, are as true to the original English as possible.



Sunday Blues (and greens)

Another night of insomnia, and Sheni says I need to stop drinking coffee. In Guatemala, that is quite difficult. The coffee, avocados, and mangoes are the best I’ve ever had — and I’ve been around the world a few times. Not total insomnia, so I shouldn’t bitch and complain. But definitely not a full night’s sleep either. Going for a swim in lake this morning, the blue water is calling me and my snorkel equipment. But green tea instead of Guatemalan coffee? Honestly, it just doesn’t cut it.

Here’s the final book cover for “The Hair Collector & Other Stories.”

Feel free to comment and let me know what you think.

Water Therapy

Went for a swim in the lake this morning, looking like a typical Chinese in a swimming pool with my cap and goggles, let’s not forget the earplugs. Cyano is down after the recent heat spell, and swimming in the lake is my act of personal solidarity with the environment, 1-on-1.

“The Hair Collector & Other Stories” is dangerously close to being finished. Look for an unnamed writer to foist a copy off on you soon.

Besides that, just staining wood and hand-washing my clothing to hang dry on the balcony. Tiny home improvements for this tiny house. I think I’m going to do a YouTube video on living small. I’ve been doing it for eight years, long before it was cool. 😉


Just a Shot Away

Watching Champion League. Game just started between Barcelona – Atletico Madrid. Barca looked pretty poor, especially Suarez, in the loss to Real Madrid a few days ago.

“The Hair Collector & Other Stories” is very close to completion. Getting the .pdf closer to perfect, and, thanks to Matty, getting the logo finished for the cover.

Using InDesign is an awkward process, but I’m starting to like what the layout looks like so far. Being a bilingual book, I should have more avenues to find readers. The question still remains — self-publish or wait for someone to pick me up? The petitioning process itself takes up so much time.