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.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Americano Abroad Launches

My second book, Americano Abroad, has recently been released and is available on and most online stores. 

The book release party at Starlite was a success, perhaps boosted by my TV interview that morning on San Diego XETV channel 6. 

Americano Abroad is currently on bookshelves in San Diego at Adams Avenue Bookstore in Normal Heights and Bluestocking Books in Hillcrest. 

For those who would like to know more about the author and this collection of stories, there's an interview on Tiffany Tang's UNWRITTEN blog, a brief review by the Kindle Book Review, and a full length review on Just Book