Nicholas Belardes is a Latino writer, teacher, and artist. He’s author of A People’s History Of The Peculiar (nonfiction, reference: 2014; recently featured on Coast to Coast AM and The Marilu Henner Show), Songs Of The Glue Machines (poetry: 2013), “Letters From Vegas” and “Anhinga” (Invisible Memoirs I & II: memoir: 2013), Illustrator of New York Times best selling novel West of Here (2011), the first Twitter Lit, Small Places (2008), and Lords (fiction: 2005). His journalism has appeared on the homepage of CNN. He’s contributed to Memoir Journal, Knock Literary Magazine, 826 Seattle’s What to Read in the Rain, Mission at Tenth, The Nervous Breakdown, The Weeklings, Latino Rebels and more. He also works with indie movie studio Hectic Films where he wrote their upcoming feature, Infernum. You can find him on nicholasbelardes.com.