"Like a stone from a slingshot, a bird on the wing, Christopher David Rosales's elegant, lyric, dynamic tale of perseverance and dignity in a brown, near-future Los Angeles soars from the lower depths and pierces the Cyclops-eye of América's well-armed political and economic elites as it seeks its goal in light."
~Michae Mejia, author of Forgetfulness and winner of the NEA
Christopher David Rosales' fiction has appeared in anthologies, journals, and magazines, in the U.S. and abroad. His novel, Silence the Bird, Silence the Keeper was published in 2015 by Mixer Publishing, and in 2009 that novel won the Hispanic Scholarship Fund & McNamara Family Creative Arts Grant. In 2013 Rosales was the Writing Fellow at The National Archives at Philadelphia. Previously he won the Center of the American West's award for fiction three years in a row, and was a finalist for the Faulkner-Wisdom Award. He is a PhD candidate at University of Denver, where he was recently honored with the Doctoral Research Award. Excerpts from his novel-in-progress, The Orange Crush, were published by The Denver Poetry Map. Rosales is the Fiction Editor for SpringGun Press. His second novel, Gods On the Lam, from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, is available now. He is an Assistant Professor in Innovative Prose at The Jack Kerouac School, Naropa University.