- Mad Girls can be described as a serial killer duo origin story, detailing two girls’ descent into murderous madness in a fictional agricultural California town based on Soledad, CA. It is a horror novel grounded in the reality of how lonely and angry teenage girls feel as they go from girl to woman. There is also a romantic subplot featuring the main two girls. Both girls are Mexican-American, as am I. Currently, my first draft is complete and I am revising.
Word count as of 3/11/22: 84,600
- Melodrama is the theoretical short story collection in my head and heart. The heart of the collection, “This Rambling Heart,” is forthcoming in 2022. The first story in the collection, “The Goodbye Glory,” was published by Berkeley Fiction Review in 2018. All of the stories in Melodrama are (mostly) realism, with elements of autofiction and queer Mexican women at the forefront of each story. Think Ottessa Moshfegh meets Adam Haslett in terms of thematic concerns.
Completed stories as 1/12/22: 9
- Lights Out (working title) is another theoretical short story collection in my head and heart. It is my queer speculative/horror collection. The first story in the collection, “A Remedy,” is about a girl who can bring the dead back to life and brings herself back to life after a suicide attempt. It was published by Prismatica Magazine in 2020 and is no longer available online, but can still be found in print. My story “Good Daughter,” which is also part of this theoretical collection, will be published by Ram Eye Press in 2022. Lights Out primarily concerns itself with queer characters of various identities, nearly all Latinx. It contains elements of magical realism and supernatural horror.
Completed stories as of 3/31/22: 11