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Castro, Efren D. 1947-

Castro, Efren D. 1947-

PERSONAL:

Born January 23, 1947, in Redford, TX. Ethnicity: "Mexican."" Education: East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University—Commerce), Ed.D., 1983. Hobbies and other interests: Fishing.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Odessa, TX. Office—University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 4901 E. University, Odessa, TX 79762. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, director of PASS Office (assistance programs), 1993—. Military service: U.S. Army, 1970-72.

WRITINGS:

Lost in West Texas (adult fiction), Outskirts Press (Parker, CO), 2006.

El Midnighter (adult fiction), Outskirts Press (Parker, CO), 2007.

Contributor to an English textbook.

SIDELIGHTS:

Efren D. Castro told CA: "I am a Mexican-American college teacher who writes from a background of sixty years of experience. I write in a bilingual format that appeals to Hispanic readers of fiction. I have always enjoyed the writings of John Steinbeck, so I may have been influenced by his writing. I write contemporary adult fiction about life experiences in the Hispanic American culture. I also plan to write some nonfiction books in the area of cognitive and rational psychology for the Hispanic market."

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