They Lived They Were at Brighton Beach – a story about the power to move on.

Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews

Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2020

Brave pens a remarkable story in They Lived They Were at Brighton Beach. I have read this author’s work before, and I really enjoyed it. The characters were intense, raw and very real. It was an exciting story that came to life by almost jumping off the pages. Ilya is a great character, filled with flaws and is definitely human. The journey of Ilya’s life is rocky and tumultuous, but intriguing. A very well-written story, and I enjoyed it. This story was not only interesting and kept the reader guessing, but also an inspiring story in its own way. The title drew me in, but the story made me stay. The author’s technique of intense characters and great plotlines is a gift. I look forward to reading many more stories by this author. 


The Summer Abroad – After graduating college, Mikaíl faces two options: Grow up or go to Europe. Which would you choose? Follow three best friends on a backpacking adventure that leads to one of them staying behind, one of them disappearing, and another to discovering his destiny.

Ginger Webster

Reviewed in the United States on March 17, 2019

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“So High You Know Spanish,” novel excerpt on Latino Book Review (print), 2024

“Rotten Egg,” flash piece in Wilderness House Literary (online), 2024

“Karass,” flash piece in Literally Stories (online), 2024

“The Princess and the Butterfly,” flash piece in Brief Wilderness (online), 2024

“The Trouble with Speed,” short story in Litbreak (online), 2023

“Singapore,” novel excerpt in Eunoia (online), 2023

“Waste,” short story in Sky Is Land Journal (online), 2023

“One of the Last Strolls North,” flash piece in The Purpled Nail (online), 2022

“The Drop,” novel excerpt in Revolution John (online), 2021

“Knowing When to Quit,” short story in Wilderness House Literary (online), 2021

“Blanco Brown,” flash piece in Tilted House (print), 2021

“Grozny,” short story in Copperfield Review (print), 2021

“Flipped Candy Kitty Snow Seal” novel excerpt in (online), 2021

“Draught of Munchen,” novel excerpt in Malarky Books (online), 2021

“Snow Impatient,” flash fiction in Bureau of Complaint (online), 2021

“Orpheus and Eurydice,” novel excerpt in The Lily Café (online), 2020


“Op-Ed: AI chatbots do more harm than good,” The Daily Cougar (online), 2024

“Todo sobre mi Quentin: Por qué Tarantino Admira Almodóvar,” Suburbano (online), 2023

“Los muertos le dictan a Ariel Dorfman,” Suburbano (online), 2022

“Dos odas al idioma español,” Recovering the the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Blog (online), 2021

“Twelve YouTube Channels,” Bookshine&Readbows (online), 2020

“Bad is Bad and Bad is Good,” Eucom Blog (online), 2020

“How to Apologize to Your Father in Spanish,” The Acentos Review (online), 2018

“A Short Autobiography,” NYLC Blog (online), 2018



“Oda a tu voz” / “Ode to your voice,” Latino Book Review (print and digital), 2022

“July to August,” How to Cheat, American Scholar (featured online), 2018

“Adorned Inscription,” Artlines Poetry Anthology, Museum of Fine Arts Houston (print), 2015



“No One to Blame,” story by Julio Cortázar (El final del juego, 1956), in Cutbank (print), 2024

Un caso es siempre un caso, children’s book by René Saldaña (Arte Público Press, in print), 2023

“I,” poem by David Rosennman-Taub (Tílimtilín, 2022), on Asymptote (online), 2022

“XII,” poem by David Rosennman-Taub (Tílimtilín, 2022), on Asymptote (online), 2022

“CXXXIV,” poem by David Rosennman-Taub (Tílimtilín, 2022), on Asymptote (online), 2022

“CXXXV,” poem by David Rosennman-Taub (Tílimtilín, 2022), on Asymptote (online), 2022

“CXXXIX,” poem by David Rosennman-Taub (Tílimtilín, 2022), on Asymptote (online), 2022

“Presentando el proyecto digital Latino Catskills,” article on Recovery Blog (online), 2021



Interviewer, “Where Language Meets Learning . . .,” NYLC Blog (online), 2018

Interviewer, “A Student Shares Her Thoughts . . .,” NYLC Blog (online), 2017

Interviewer “A Conversation . . .,” NYLC Blog (online), 2017


Publicity & Promotion

Contributor, “The Unassessed Life: Why We Assess at Eucom,” Eucom (online), 2020

Contributor, “Sounds from the World Showcases,” SXSW (online), 2014

Contributor, “Cafe Tacvba Showcase on Auditorium Shores,” SXSW (online), 2013

Contributor, “Latin Music Press Release,” SXSW (online), 2012



Writer/Producer/Voice, “SoundSpace at the Blanton Museum of Art,” KUTX (online), 2013

Writer/Producer/Voice, “Ditch the Fest 2013,” KUTX (online), 2013

Executive Producer/Writer, all aired episodes of Local Live, KVRX (FM), 2012 – 13



Visit for author readings, class materials, booktube, 2020 – Current

Writer/Voice, “Agile Learning Journey,” for Eucom (YouTube), 2020

Writer/Director/Actor, “How to Speak Assertively,” for Eucom (YouTube), 2020

Writer/Producer, “Thre3style DJ Competition in Austin,” for RedBull (YouTube), 2013

Visit for archive of videos produced as student TV executive, 2013


Music and Lyrics

Co-Writer/Producer, “Black Beauty (Cacophony Edit),” for a rock band, The Abstract, 2012