Julio Francisco Bonilla, Jr. graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Latino Studies (formerly known as Raza Studies) in January 2012 after nearly a decade of passing and failing classes due to undiagnosed ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). While in college, he started off as a Business major to his parents bidding. In 2007, he switched his
major to Journalism until he eventually changed his major once more Latino Studies. He was inspired to write short stories and poetry about his own life while taking Creative Writing Workshop. His poems dealt with badmemories of having to relearn stuff after suffering a trauma at 4 1⁄2. While finishing Black Suede Jacket, he thought of another story, Two
Drinks At A Night’s Waltz. He selfpublished both stories in 2013 on Draft2digital/Smashwords. The following year, he translated his first story to Spanish in order to reach a wider audience. That same year, Two Drinks was released in print on CreateSpace. In 2015, Black Suede Jacket was made into an audiobook on ACX. He is currently writing a short story about his Senior
Today, Julio works parttime as a dog walker for a billionaire family in Pacific Heights, writes short stories, watches movies and reads self-help books.