John Archievald Gotera


I was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. I currently reside in Washington D.C. On my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my partner, Andrew and my dog, Nash Rocky-Latjke. I'm a spiritual person who enjoys hiking, meditating, cooking, weightlifting, healthy-eating, and yoga. I'm always adventurous in a sense of discovering new hobbies & interests.

I look back at all the poems I have written and appreciate the evolution of my writing style and techniques. Prior to winter 2006, I had little interest in poetry until a few, interesting events weaved together. These few incidents guided to me poetry as an outlet to my many burstful emotions longing for a steam of release. As a result, I ended up writing about over half of the material in less than a week's time which debuted in my first poetry compilation, Misty Dawn Road.

These days I continue to write poems. And I've dared myself to venture my way into creating short stories.

Also, please follow my very active Instagram account: archilaxed


Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
One Flesh, One Bad Costume is about exuding true confidence regardless of your background, race, age, social status, gender identity, gender orientation. I did put emphasis on this e-book of my nature as an introvert. There were times when I craved being around all my friends to party with. And then the day after, I feel exhausted from the social life and wished to be left alone: I just wanted to be a hermit crab doing meditation under the bed sheets with my dog. I felt confused and left other people perplexed as well. But really, over the years I realized that this is how I am and that it is completely normal for me and many others to be this way. Life is about self-discovery. Everybody is different, but everybody deserves a chance in life. I just want to reach out to every confused introvert and tell them that it's okay to shy away and hide at times as I want to tell every ignorant extrovert that we introverts need some space at times. Life is about finding your own happiness. Be yourself. You have only one shot in this lfe, one body, one flesh, and one bad ass costume, so don't waste it! Live life accordingly to your own happiness. Be confident. Everything is going to be okay.
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Where to find John Archievald Gotera online


Bubble Bay 28
Price: Free! Words: 860. Language: American English. Published: January 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography, Fiction » Poetry » Asian poetry
Bubble Bay 28 is a retrospective self adventure of my experiences, thoughts, and acquired wisdom during my first twenty-eight years of life in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Each of these experience is packaged as a poem in katauta form; and every poem is a reminder and a tribute of everything I cherish, which include my family and friends.
One Flesh, One Bad Costume: Sincerely, Anonymonereal
You set the price! Words: 2,200. Language: American English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
One Flesh, One Bad Costume: Sincerely, anonymonereal is a poetry compilation that targets every introvert who is constantly in a struggle finding a balance between introversion and extroversion. This introvert-oriented poetry e-book is a liberation of joy, empowerment, and a reassurance that it's more than okay to be introvert. In a gist, it's about being proud of yourself for who you are.
Bittersweet World of Uncertain Hearts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Bittersweet World of Uncertain Hearts entails every reason to long for love, but at the same time, the bitter notes throughout the set of poems sweep us with caution, skepticism, and an evasion to love. At times, the best things in life are not always simply just bitter or just sweet; sometimes they constitute a kick of two contradicting, yet compatible flavors: a lovely clash of bitter & sweet.
The Home of Carmine Red
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: American English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Immerse your heart and mind into the passages of darkness where a glimpse of hope is found upon a vacant space. A vacant space that many of us are familiar with: the nasty heartaches, the undesired rejections, the torment of feeling lost. All of these unwanted tribulations lie hidden within many of us. Until now, I've kept them buried inside a broken shelter known as The Home of Carmine Red.
Misty Dawn Road
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Awaken to an ethereal poetry compilation of wisdom, optimism, passion, nostalgia and dreams. Engross yourself in this magical journey of thirteen poems, each one unique with its own story, yet dovetails so beautifully to create a masterpiece that defines the road known as the Misty Dawn Road.

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