Michael Nava

Michael Nava

Daniel talks with writer Michael Nava, whose latest novel, The City of Palaces, is set in pre-Revolutionary War Mexico during the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz.  Nava is also a lawyer who is a staff attorney at the California Supreme Court, and he explains how he...
Shirley Reva Vernick

Shirley Reva Vernick

Daniel talks with Shirley Reva Vernick, author of the YA novel, “Remember Dippy.”  Shirley started out as a print journalist and later made the move to fiction writer.  She talks about how she connects with a teenage brain to tell a relatable story....
John Hoppenthaler

John Hoppenthaler

Daniel & Ben talk with poet John Hoppenthaler, whose books of poetry include “Anticipate the Coming Reservoir” and “Lives of Water.”  His forthcoming book is “Domestic Garden,” and it grew out of his own domesticity, having...
Maceo Montoya

Maceo Montoya

Daniel & Ben talk with artist and writer Maceo Montoya.  Maceo a member of Chicano royalty of sorts, belonging to the famous Montoya family.  Maceo’s father is artist & activist Malaquias Montoya, his cousin is filmmaker Richard Montoya, and his brother...