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Arnaldo Lopez Jr. was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY., but now resides in the borough of Queens, NY. Before retiring, Arnaldo Lopez Jr had been employed by the MTA for twenty-eight years and was formerly employed as a dispatcher with the NYPD. Mr. Lopez is also a speaker and trainer, speaking on subjects as diverse as terrorism and customer service. He created the civilian counter-terrorism training program currently in use by New York City Transit and many other major public transportation agencies around the country.
As well as writing, Mr. Lopez is an artist and photographer, having sold several of his works over the years. As a writer he’s sold articles to Railway Age magazine, The Daily News magazine, Homeland Defense Journal, and Reptile & Amphibian magazine; scripts to Little Archie and Personality Comics; and short stories to Neo-Opsis magazine, Lost Souls e-zine, Nth Online magazine, Blood Moon magazine, The Acentos Review magazine, Feed Your Monster e-zine, Fangs and Broken Bones horror anthology, Swallowed by the Beast horror anthology, Trembling with Fear horror anthology, Monsters Attack horror anthology, Mythic Horror & Sci-Fi Anthology, and the “A reflection of Me”: An AAMBC Anthology. He was the recipient of the Emmett Cribbs award for short fiction. He was also editor of Offworld, a small science fiction magazine that was once chosen as a "Best Bet" by Sci-Fi television. His first novel, Chickenhawk, is the winner of two International Latino Book awards.
Arnaldo Lopez feels that the writers that have influenced him the most are - in no particular order - Lawrence Sanders, Ernest Hemmingway, Robert E. Howard, Harry Turtledove, Isaac Asimov, Dean Koontz, James Patterson and Stephen King.
Well, I just finished a children's picture book in collaboration with my granddaughter, I'm working on a sequel to Chickenhawk, I'm writing another children's picture book featuring my other granddaughter, and so much more!
I will be more than happy to speak with your bookclub!
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My short story, "Take Out" was recently accepted for publication by Mythic Sci-Fi & Fantasy Anthology.
My short story, "The Beast of Cabo Rojo" has been chosen for publication in serial form by Somos En Escrito online magazine.
My thoughts on writing, reading, and books with an occasional bit of Latino insight.