Guerin, Gene 1938-

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Guerin, Gene 1938-


Born January 4, 1938, in Las Vegas, NM; son of Eugenio (a merchant) and Margaret (a homemaker) Guerin; married Rita Spaeth (a homemaker), March 17, 1971; children: Philip A., Rebecca J. Ethnicity: "Hispanic." Education: Pontifical Gregorian University, B.A., 1969, Lic.Th., 1963; attended University of Denver, 1970-72. Politics: Independent. Religion: Roman Catholic.


Home—Denver, CO. E-mail—[email protected]


Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, Roman Catholic priest, 1963-70; Federation of Rocky Mountain States, Denver, CO, writer, 1972-74; self-employed writer and producer, 1974—.


Premio Aztlán, University of New Mexico Libraries, and regional book award for fiction, Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association, both 2006, for Cottonwood Saints.


Cottonwood Saints (novel; family saga), University of New Mexico Press (Albuquerque, NM), 2005.

Author of more than 200 scripts for documentary, promotional, and informational videotapes.


Gene Guerin told CA: "I began writing fiction recently after a career as a writer and a film and video producer. I prefer to write about the people of northern New Mexico and use my family's history and my own first-hand experiences for inspiration. It took a while to transfer my script-writing skills to narrative prose. I found it quite difficult at first but have now reached a comfort level that seems to serve me well."