Welcome! I’m Luis and officially, I’m an “award-winning” and “best-selling” author. I’ve written a bunch of books, stories & poems and I’ll write a bunch more. I hope you like them. Read my official bio, download a press kit & see some family pictures.
Oh, and you pronounce it: oo-RAY-uh.
Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat: If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.
Excited to return to the shindig! Details here.
Honored to be named the Cerro Author for Bakersfield College and have the opportunity to speak to the students and community there. A couple of different events are scheduled. Details here.
This type of event is so close to my heart. Delighted to meet with the students & community of Watsonville. This will be special. Details here.
Talk AND a workshop as part of Sierra Nevada College's Writers in the Woods series. Details here.
A benefit for PEN America Emergency Writer's Fund, Beyond Lolita: Literary Writers on Sex and Sexuality. With Audrey Niffenegger & Megan Stielstra. Details to come.