Canales, Viola 1957-

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CANALES, Viola 1957-

PERSONAL: Born April 21, 1957, in McAllen, TX; daughter of Antonio (a business owner) and Dora (a substitute teacher; maiden name, Casas) Canales. Ethnicity: "Latina (Hispanic)." Education: Harvard University, A.B. (cum laude), 1986, J.D., 1989. Hobbies and other interests: Painting, hiking.

ADDRESSES: Home—665 Alvarado Row, Stanford, CA 94305. Agent—Andrea Brown, Andrea Brown Literary Agency, P.O. Box 429, El Granada, CA 94018-0429. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: O. Melveny & Myers (law firm), attorney in Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA, 1989-94; U.S. Small Business Administration, administrator for Region 9 (California, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii), 1994-2000; writer, 2000—; TEC International, vice president of emerging markets, 2003—. Texas Book Festival and Texas Center for the Book, member of New Voices of Texas Author Tour, 2002. City of Los Angeles, civil service commissioner, 1992-93; KQED-Radio, board member; United Farm Workers, community organizer. Military service: U.S. Army, 1981-85; served in Germany; became captain; received Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster.


Orange Candy Slices and Other Secret Tales (young adult short stories), Arte Público Press (Houston, TX), 2001.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A book of stories; a novel.



Palo Alto Weekly, January 2, 2002, Don Kazak, review of Orange Candy Slices and Other Secret Tales.

Voice of Youth Advocates, June, 2002, Leslie Carter, review of Orange Candy Slices and Other Secret Tales.


Texas Book Festival, (September 10, 2002).