Domingo Martinez lives in Seattle, WA.His work has appeared in Epiphany, The New Republic, and in October 2011, he read an adaptation of “The Mimis” on This American Life.
He is a 2013 Pushcart Prize nominee. Mr Martinez was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, as you will no doubt read in the book, if you haven’t yet.
At age 19, in mid November, he boarded a Greyhound bus with a one-way ticket and $300 and no winter clothes, headed toward Seattle where his bewildered older brother was staying, a result of a bad Army deployment. (This was in 1991, right before Seattle was “discovered” by the rest of the world, conspired by the likes of Sub-Pop, Howard Schultz and Microsoft. Seriously: just like, one month before.)
Except for a brief nine-month lapse of judgment when he tried to move back to Texas, Mr Martinez has lived in Seattle for nearly 20 years.
He lives awkwardly in a small 1930s apartment building on lower Queen Anne, enjoying the absence of sunlight.
Mr Martinez has written for and produced a number of publications in Texas and in Seattle, where he continued to write on his own, independent of writers’ groups, workshops or peer support for ten years, developing this title, The Boy Kings of Texas.