Al Lucero Mascareñas


The older I get, the less interesting I become. Maybe it's the book I've written. It's memoir, and it's worth reading not because I'm interesting, but because something happened at my birth that changed my life. My story evokes stories seldom shared, but important. I was sent home with the wrong family, an uncorrected mistake discovered at fifty.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I am 61 and this is my first book. I taught English for 25 years and had a notion of theory and process, but I have written seriously for about ten years.
What's the story behind your next book?
It's about recently living in the San Fernando Valley and people I knew and experiences I had. A lot of crazy shit happened. Themes or subjects may include . . . you know what? The less I say the better.
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  • Maginaugh, Book One of The Fair and Fey on Aug. 26, 2012

    When it's good, I get colorful images in my head. That's what lingers most about this book - the images. Having a new movie running in my imagination, put there by twenty-six symbols arranged and rearranged in novel ways, was why I did a reading marathon yesterday (well, til 1 a.m. today). I put everything else aside to return to Maginaugh, and when it was done I didn't want to leave, even when the last boat was pulling away from the dock. If you enjoyed Clan of the Cave Bear, you will probably enjoy Maginaugh, and vice versa. I'm doing something I haven't done this century - looking forward to reading the next book in a trilogy.