About the Soothsayer

Greetings from Studio City. It has has taken me a very long time to pursue mylife long dream of being a writer. I have moved through many titles and jobs in life- student, disc jockey, general manager of a student-run radio station, catholic school substitute teacher, law office case clerk, health insurance enrollment specialist, Spanish television account executive, local Los Angeles television account executive and a community volunteer. But it was becoming a mother a decade ago that set me on course to fulfilling my life long wish to write.

I graduated as a Spanish Literature Major at the University of California, San Diego. As an undergraduate student of Spanish Literature at the University of California, San Diego, I explored the complicated intertwined relationship between the Iberian Penninsula and Latin America through the countless works of its literary masters. In my third year of undergraduate studies, I was accepted to the University of Alcala de Henares through the University of California’s education abroad program. While studying in the small city of Alcala de Henares where Don Quixote’s Cervantes was born, I chose to live in Spain’s capital, Madrid for my year aboard, where he died.

I was raised in the agricultural desert southland border community of the Imperial Valley and this along with my families transnational migration from the northern states of Mexico have been a great influence in my storytelling.

I am currently working on my MFA in creative writing at Mount St. Mary’s.
Wish me luck!
Dom