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Taylor García is the author of the novel, Slip Soul (Touchpoint Press, 2021), and the short story collection, Functional Families (Unsolicited Press, 2021). In addition to his books, García has published several short stories and essays in numerous journals, and is a weekly columnist at the Good Men Project.

In a past life, García was a features and sports reporter at The Santa Fe New Mexican, and a political news correspondent at the Talk Radio News Service in Washington, D. C.He holds an MFA in Writing  from Pacific University Oregon. García is a multi-generational Neomexicano originally from Santa Fé, New Mexico now living in Southern California with his family.

Connect with me on:

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Writing Interests

  • High brow, low brow, mid brow, unibrow (mostly mid to uni)

  • Irony, both redemptive and humorous (don’t mind some dead irony now and again)

  • Humor (dark, sarcasm, satire, slapstick, dry)

  • Diversity (can’t be all white people…)

  • Spiritualism (dashes of religion)

  • Family issues (dysfunctional only!)

  • Latino, Hispanic, Mexican, Spanish, and Native American influences

  • Framed stories

  • Literary, Pop, and mainstream

  • Short stories

  • Short novels (shnovels, or novellas)

  • Satire, Humor, Dark Humor

  • Magic Realism

  • Historical

  • Sci-Fi

  • Non-fiction: anything having to do with transformation and beating the odds

  • Anything by García Márquez, Saunders, Fitzgerald, Atwood, Vonnegut, Twain, Didion, Marie Howe, Dorianne Laux, Steve Almond, Pam Houston, Kellie Wells

  • Literary and pop fiction writer fixated on short stories and novels
  • Itinerant journalist
  • Lifelong memoirist
  • Aspiring essayist
  • Pathetic poet

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