About Andres

About Andres

Andres Fragoso, Jr. is an incredibly versatile author that created literary compositions in various genres including poetry, flash fiction, journalism, and consultancy works (for The Ghoster Consulting which helps new authors market and self-publish their books). He also worked as an advisor for over a dozen online social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. His literary works touch subjects that range from writing advice to sexuality to cultural issues. Andres is best known for his Writer’s Sidekick Series, a series of books which are focused on improving the writing techniques of novice learning authors. He has also authored “Listen, Poems on Being Gay, Bipolar, and Alive” and a long list of short stories and novels.

His gripping articles have appeared on Queer-Voices, Wikinut, and other online writing outlets. Andres’s short stories have been featured on several Writer’s Bloc: A Vegas Valley Showcase Series and Messages Straight From The Heart: Stories of Inspiration from Nevada. Due to his creativity and experience in short fiction, he has been featured on Story Shack, Gay Flash Fiction, and Wilde Oats. The author also publishes his writings under other various pen names, such as Donn Harr, Vers Atille, and Cidd Flac.

Andres is involved in many writing groups and communities, being the former Vice-President and current member of The Henderson Writers Group, member of Las Vegas Rainbow Writers, Blogger for Las Vegas Writers and their Books.

Andres has a Master’s degree in Business Management and Marketing, which led him to build up many companies from small start-ups to successful ventures. He has attended business workshops, marketing, website development and blogging classes, as well as conferences and conventions. For more than 20 years the author has worked as a consultant in various sectors of the business industry. The vast experience and knowledge he gained in business and advertising led him to succeed as a writer, entrepreneur and has also helped others find success in their respective fields.

Andres was born and raised in Santa Monica, California and currently lives in Las Vegas, NV with his family. His traveling experiences have helped him learn about different cultures and also shape his writing style and writing subjects.

Family is a prominent aspect of Andres’ life, and this reflects in his poetry, novels, and short stories. Even though each one of his literary creations differs from one another in various ways, they all are built around the topic of acceptance despite apparent differences from the majority (in race, culture, and religion).

“I decided to start publishing after I submitted a poem to a competition. I won and got a book out of it. I thank my lovely sister for being the muse of that poem.”

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