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Rudy Garcia 

R. Ch. Garcia had a dozen adult, short stories and one alternate-world novel published under another name. But that's unimportant because anymore he only writes stories for young adults and children. His first was a children's fable, in Spanish, published by Cricket in Revista Iguana.

Writing in Northside Denver, he gardens, landscapes, woodworks and cares for cactus and wild birds that visit his and wife Carmen's gardens, like his two Nietos. Plus he has a bright, friendly dog Menqui and a sorta good cat, Great Huntress.

He's lucky and privileged to live well, so his writing focuses on young people for the day everyone can be as lucky.

His adopted credo: "Give up on the adults!" [P. Bacigalupi]