CHANNILLO
Secret Life of a Pseudonym
By Julián Esteban Torres López

Series Description:

SECRET LIFE OF A PSEUDONYM is a tapestry of memoirs threaded together to create the autobiography of author Julián Esteban Torres López.

As Julián struggles with an identity crisis, he shares the adventures and misadventures of his family's life in Colombia; the struggles and paranoia of being an undocumented migrant in the United States (1989 - 2002); and the traumas of the human condition: economic hardship, depression, heartache, a/theism, introversion, war, fear of death, and the search for self and home.

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What others are saying of the first chapter:

_"Brilliant and relatable," Canadian author Michelle M. Arsenault.

_"J. E. Torres López addresses depression with honesty, clarity, humor and, yes, hope. I just finished [the] first chapter and I am blown away.  It’s excellent on so many levels. [He] tells [his] inspiring story with candor and compassion (and just the right amount of humor). Well done! I think so many people would benefit from reading this!" Pushcart Prize nominee Carrie Danaher Hoyt.

Category/Genre(s): Essays/Columns, Nonfiction, Short Stories, Journal Entries
Updated: Monthly
Status: Ongoing



Author Bio For Julián Esteban Torres López:

I'm the founding Editor of Torres López Editing Services, and am a writer of comedy, poetry, fiction, essays, and creative nonfiction. 

I'm an introverted bibliophile who takes the stairs to avoid awkward elevator small talk. I have lived in five countries and have had over 80 roommates, which has made it difficult to call one place home. I do, however, have a special place in my heart for the Aburrá Valley of Colombia, the seacoast of New Hampshire, Canada’s Okanagan Valley, and the hills of San Francisco.

I have three front teeth (go ahead, look at my profile photo), swam in the Amazon River, like to play the French Defense and the Colle System as chess openings, was almost born in Queens New York, find the taste of alcohol disgusting, my wife is my favorite painter, secretly desire to be a stand-up comic or a classical music composer, and feel at ease near mountains.

I received a BA in Philosophy, a BA in Communication, and an MA in Justice Studies from the University of New Hampshire. I was a PhD candidate at University of British Columbia Okanagan’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program, focusing on Political Science and Latin American Studies.

I have worked with cultural institutions, libraries, universities, corporations, journalists, artists, writers, databases, government agencies, business professionals, non-profits, and historical societies to provide research, writing, and/or editing services for academic books, literary and news publications, peer-reviewed journal articles, curated exhibits, and historical narrative projects. I have also held leadership positions in the academe, the arts, the business sector, writing workshops, journals, and history museums.







Series Description:

SECRET LIFE OF A PSEUDONYM is a tapestry of memoirs threaded together to create the autobiography of author Julián Esteban Torres López.

As Julián struggles with an identity crisis, he shares the adventures and misadventures of his family's life in Colombia; the struggles and paranoia of being an undocumented migrant in the United States (1989 - 2002); and the traumas of the human condition: economic hardship, depression, heartache, a/theism, introversion, war, fear of death, and the search for self and home.

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What others are saying of the first chapter:

_"Brilliant and relatable," Canadian author Michelle M. Arsenault.

_"J. E. Torres López addresses depression with honesty, clarity, humor and, yes, hope. I just finished [the] first chapter and I am blown away.  It’s excellent on so many levels. [He] tells [his] inspiring story with candor and compassion (and just the right amount of humor). Well done! I think so many people would benefit from reading this!" Pushcart Prize nominee Carrie Danaher Hoyt.

Category/Genre(s): Essays/Columns, Nonfiction, Short Stories, Journal Entries
Updated: Monthly
Status: Ongoing


Author Bio For Julián Esteban Torres López:

I'm the founding Editor of Torres López Editing Services, and am a writer of comedy, poetry, fiction, essays, and creative nonfiction. 

I'm an introverted bibliophile who takes the stairs to avoid awkward elevator small talk. I have lived in five countries and have had over 80 roommates, which has made it difficult to call one place home. I do, however, have a special place in my heart for the Aburrá Valley of Colombia, the seacoast of New Hampshire, Canada’s Okanagan Valley, and the hills of San Francisco.

I have three front teeth (go ahead, look at my profile photo), swam in the Amazon River, like to play the French Defense and the Colle System as chess openings, was almost born in Queens New York, find the taste of alcohol disgusting, my wife is my favorite painter, secretly desire to be a stand-up comic or a classical music composer, and feel at ease near mountains.

I received a BA in Philosophy, a BA in Communication, and an MA in Justice Studies from the University of New Hampshire. I was a PhD candidate at University of British Columbia Okanagan’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program, focusing on Political Science and Latin American Studies.

I have worked with cultural institutions, libraries, universities, corporations, journalists, artists, writers, databases, government agencies, business professionals, non-profits, and historical societies to provide research, writing, and/or editing services for academic books, literary and news publications, peer-reviewed journal articles, curated exhibits, and historical narrative projects. I have also held leadership positions in the academe, the arts, the business sector, writing workshops, journals, and history museums.