Elizabeth Gonzalez James

Before becoming a writer Elizabeth was a waitress, a pollster, an Avon lady, and an opera singer. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Idaho Review, The LA Review of Books, The Rumpus, and elsewhere, and her stories and essays have received multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. Her first novel, MONA AT SEA, is forthcoming, Spring 2021, from Santa Fe Writers Project. Originally from South Texas, Elizabeth now lives with her family in Oakland, California. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram: @unefemmejames

Shoppingtown (My Fantasy America III)

By Elizabeth Gonzalez James / September 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

Inspired by Italo Calvino’s masterpiece “Invisible Cities,” Oakland author Elizabeth Gonzalaz James describes three fantastical cities encountered in her travels across an American landscape of dreams and fantasy.

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Revisiting Bradbury’s ‘skin illustrations’

By Elizabeth Gonzalez James / August 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

Bradbury is a master of Americana, creating a nostalgic world and then creeping you the hell out.

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Zenith (My Fantasy America II)

By Elizabeth Gonzalez James / July 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

The city of Zenith is known for the hundreds of dirigibles floating cloudlike above the ground. Each more fantastic than the next, the airships hang five hundred feet in the air.

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Chardonnay (My Fantasy America I)

By Elizabeth Gonzalez James / May 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Every house in the city of Chardonnay was built in 2005, has three-too-many gables, and a tiny, superfluous balcony adjacent every laundry room. Families in Chardonnay pose frozen in circular driveways waiting for …

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