Guerin, Gene 1938-

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Guerin, Gene 1938-

PERSONAL:

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.

ADDRESSES:

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

CAREER:

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—.

AWARDS, HONORS:

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

WRITINGS:

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.

SIDELIGHTS:

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."

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