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, December 16, 2015

My new YA novel!

The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones 
will be released and available on Amazon and in local bookstores 
April 2016.

Friday, December 11, 2015

A new postcard around town...

If you are in Sofia, Bulgaria or San Diego, CA, you might see these free postcards at your favorite cafe or restaurant.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

4 Question Interview: Nov. 1, 2015

The author and creator of travel website 'Wander with Dan' recently interviewed me with 4 BIG questions. CLICK HERE to read my answers and check out his great travel photos!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Article about the Refugee Crisis

The original article was printed in LIFE BG magazine in Bulgarian.
If you want to check out the English version, click here

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hello! Magazine Interview

Thanks to Hello! BG magazine for publishing my first foreign language interview. It was in the July 21, 2015 edition and is written in Bulgarian. I don't know exactly what it says, but I do know that it says my books are available in downtown Sofia at Elephant Bookstore, that I play drums, travel, and teach English... and I explain why I live in Bulgaria!