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Nicholas Belardes is a Latino writer, illustrator, and ghostwriter for popular fiction. He has contributed to Carve Magazine, Pithead ChapelMemoir Journal, 826 Seattle’s What to Read in the RainKnock MagazineMission at Tenth, the Nervous Breakdown, the Weeklings, and others. He illustrated the New York Times best-selling novel West of Here, and he is the author of the first experimental twitterature novel, Small Places.

Son of a truck driver, father of musicians, he’s lectured at UCLA, Regis University, Memoir Journal, BARD College, CSU Bakersfield, Bakersfield College, Cerro Coso College, Yosemite Writers Conference, River Center, Art Institute of Las Vegas, Central Coast Writers Conference, Random Writers Workshop and more.Interview, teaching requests, or other: He tweets from @nickbelardes.