Daniel A. Olivas|
Daniel A. Olivas is the author of Assumption and Other Stories (Bilingual Press, summer 2003), for which he was one of ten finalists in the 2000 Willa Cather Fiction Contest sponsored by Helicon Nine Editions. He is also the author of a novella and his stories, essays and poems have appeared in many publications including The MacGuffin, Exquisite Corpse, THEMA, The Pacific Review, Linnaean Street, and the Los Angeles Times. The author's writing is featured in several anthologies including Fantasmas: Supernatural Stories by Mexican American Writers (Bilingual Press, 2001), and Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers (Lee & Low Books, 2001). His first children's book, Benjamin and the Word, will be published by the University of Houston's Arte Público Press. He received his BA in English literature from Stanford University and law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. The author practices law with the California Department of Justice specializing in land use and environmental enforcement. He makes his home with his wife and son in the San Fernando Valley.