The art you seek is the art you should be making.

photo-on-2016-09-06-at-11-44-2Me at school, taking pics with my shitty computer camera. As soon as my federal scholarships and loan hits and my expensive ass school’s for sure covered, I’m getting a new camera. My YouTube vids look like they were recorded with a calculator.

If you’re a writer, what your favorite books? That’s what you should write. Mine’s noir mystery¬†(clearly). ¬† Deirdre Visser is a Creative Inquiry Professor and the active Interim Chair of the MFA department at CIIS, whom I work for. Over the weekend Deirdre said something that has stuck in my head for days. “The art you seek is the art you should be making.” Brilliant.

It may seem disturbing and at times intensely grim, but I’ve always been attracted to the dark. That’s why the lives of San Francisco’s lesser denizens, strippers and showgirls fascinate me.

A dancer named Alana Temple inspired me to write North Beach. She’s been very generous with the details of her life, and in turn my interviewing her has inspired her to finally write her memoir,¬†A Year In The Life of a Penthouse Key Girl. I’m very excited for it, and will keep you up to date. Until next Monday. Meow!