Dominic Carrillo

Dominic Carrillo
Dominic Carrillo is a teacher and freelance writer from San Diego, California. Dominic has taught a variety of levels between 4th and 12th grade. He also worked as a professor of history at Grossmont College and other area colleges. He began creative writing during graduate school at UCLA, where he was a contributor to the UCLA Daily Bruin. His stories have been published in the SD CityBeat,, Somos Escritos, LIFE.Bg magazine, the San Diego Reader and many more. TO BE FRANK DIEGO was his debut novel (2012). It follows protagonist Frank Diego on a daylong journey through San Diego's spotty public transit system, while hitting on issues of cultural identity and failed relationships. He finished his blog-to-book impractical travel memoir, AMERICANO ABROAD, in 2013. THE IMPROBABLE RISE OF PACO JONES is his latest title, and is his debut YA novel about adolescence, racial identity, and love. All titles are available at select local bookstores, on and other online stores. Dominic is currently teaching in Eastern Europe and is working on his next novel.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

NEW book: Americano Abroad is available on Amazon Kindle!

Have you ever wanted to quit your job and travel the world?

  After years of deferring this dream, author Dominic Carrillo—without much money or a solid plan—bought a one-way ticket to Italy to try it out. What unfolded was a year abroad that far exceeded the author’s imagination: traveling throughout Western Europe, working in a convent in Nigeria, Greek island hopping, and finally settling down in Bulgaria.
  AMERICANO ABROAD is a collection of stories—at once adventurous, funny, and thoughtful—which offer a glimpse into the wonderful and strange possibilities that open up when somebody steps out into the world with a modicum of courage and no definitive game plan.