Seven Sins, Seven Stories

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About the author:
Ronald C. Flores

In his long and varied career in Puerto Rico, Ronald C. Flores has been a photographer, writer, editor, high school teacher, college professor, university administrator, stage and television actor, artist, movie producer and scriptwriter.

He came to the island from Pennsylvania to study at the University of Puerto Rico (BA Humanities, 1964), where he was one of the founding editors of Surco, the UPR's literature and arts magazine.

At Pennsylvania State University (MA 1967, Ph. D. 1974) he founded AEGE, a quarterly language and arts journal. He was director of the Language and Communications Department at Turabo University, Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey, and Dean of Learning Resources at the International Institute of the Americas at World University.

As a stage actor, he appeared in more than 50 performances of the René Marqués' classic La Carreta, acted in the Bellas Artes presentation of Bienvenido Don Goyito and produced, directed and starred in the Puerto Rico production of Bill C. Davis' play Mass Appeal. As a member of the Phoenix Players, he appeared in more than 30 presentations of Ibsen's Ghosts and other English language plays.

In 1984 he joined Caribbean Business, Casiano Communications' flagship publication, and was named managing editor of the weekly newspaper in 1985. During his various tours of duty with Casiano he was associate editor, managing editor and executive editor of Caribbean Business and Vice President and General Manager of Casiano Movie Magazine, for which he wrote and/or produced more than 300 short films.

In 2003, he was named founding editor of Puerto Rico Travel & Tourism (PRT&T) magazine. He retired from Casiano Communications in December of 2005 but continued to edit PRT&T from his mountaintop home near El Yunque Rainforest. In September of 2007 PRT&T merged with ¡Qué Pasa!, the official publication of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, and he was named editorial director, a position he holds today.

Between projects for Casiano Communications, he worked as a copywriter for major advertising agencies on the island. He was editorial director at Badillo Saatchi & Saatchi's Comstat Rowland division for three years. From 1995 to 1998 he was Deputy Executive Vice President of the Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association.

In his free time he writes fiction and poetry, paints and photographs beautiful things.

August, 2010

Seven Sins, Seven Stories

Fiction From Puerto Rico

Authored by Ronald C. Flores
Edited by Laura Nazario

There is nothing common about the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and there is nothing common about Seven Sins, Seven Stories by Ronald C. Flores. Sin is universal, but the characters in these seven tales celebrate it in odd and original ways.

There is the angst and anger of a barely sane boy in a bar in San Juan, a vengeful country widow who buries her miserly man in a sea of expensive red silk, a lust-crazed lad who wants to be cured by castration, a village idiot spooked out of love, a lost infant who may find her way home too late, an operatic ode to gluttony, and a sassy girl-child who sashays her way to womanhood.

Critics have said, "Rarely has local color been splashed on a canvas of words as brightly as in this collection." "If you like your fiction short and exotic, and your sins served up in a singular fashion, you'll love these tropical tales."

Publication Date:
1453786872 / 9781453786871
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Short Stories

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