Dan Tricarico

Location San Diego, California
Occupation High School English Teacher
Website http://www.litsnack.weebly.com and www.flashparty.weebly.com

Books by Dan Tricarico
  • by Daniel Tricarico
    iUniverse, 2002.
  • About Me

    I have been a high school English teacher for over 20 years. I live in San Diego with my wife and two daughters. Currently, I edit the on-line literary journal for short poetry and micro/flash fiction called LITSNACK.

    I am also chronicling my on-line publications at www.danslitcafe.blogspot.com. I'd love for you to take a peek, if you're so inclined.

    Why do you write?

    To paraphrase Natalie Goldberg, I write because putting an idea down in words on paper is one of the most powerful acts I know. It gives an idea weight, gravity, and import. It helps the writer leave a legacy that will live on, perhaps giving that writer just an ounce of immortality.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Authors: David Mamet, Sam Shepard, David Sedaris, Raymond Carver, Shakespeare, Michael Connelly.

    Books: Lolita. The Great Gatsby. Of Mice and Men. Hamlet.

    Dan Tricarico's Wall

    Traci Moore – Aug 19, 2011

    Hello Dan. Thanks so much for your comments on my stories. It's a treat to know that a few words can make someone laugh, or think, for that matter. Accidents on my part, I assure you! Best to you.

    Jim V – Feb 22, 2011

    Hey, Dan. Good to know you're here, and thanks for taking my story. It's a real honor.

    Lavinia Ludlow – Feb 03, 2011

    thanks dan my man

    Lavinia Ludlow – Jan 25, 2011

    thanks Dan! I'll have to learn how to migrate around this place!

    Katie Norton – Jan 21, 2011

    Of Mice and Men is one of my favorite books, too.

    Katie Norton – Jan 21, 2011

    Of Mice and Men is one of my favorite books, too.

    Bill Yarrow – Jan 17, 2011

    Thanks for the great comment on and fave of "Whiplash Marriage," Dan. And thank you for the extremely kind compliment!

    Kathy Fish – Dec 02, 2010

    Thanks, Dan, for mentioning me in your interview, (I feel very flattered!) and for giving a star to my story "Repair Man."

    Lou Godbold – Jan 25, 2010

    Thank you for your comment Dan. I aspire to David Sedaris but am happy if I fall somewhere along the lines of Bridget Jones and her long-running feud with medical assistants.

    Cynthia Reeser – Jan 18, 2010

    Dan, welcome to the Prick of the Spindle group! Thanks for joining.

    Andrew Roe – Jan 07, 2010

    Hey Dan -- thanks so much for your nice comments about "Stalling." Wow. Really made my day...

    Darryl Price – Jan 03, 2010

    It's good to have you here!

    Lou Godbold – Jan 03, 2010

    Interesting how many high school English teachers are here - interesting and encouraging! Good to know our youth is being educated by people who really care about writing. Your work reads a little like a screenplay - very visual, very aware of 'moments.' If you haven't already, please read 'My son the violent homosexual.' I think you would appreciate the cross-cultural setting but remarkably similar high school issues.

    Heather Fowler – Jan 03, 2010

    Hi Dan,

    Great to meet a fellow San Diego writer. :) Hope you'll have a great year in 2010~

    All warmest,

    Tina Barry – Jan 03, 2010

    Hi Dan,
    I appreciate your kind words about my story. Thanks too, for inviting me to join LITSNACK. I feel like I've been asked to eat lunch at the popular kids' table. I'll submit some writing to you soon. All the best for 2010.

    Linda Hanley Finigan – Dec 10, 2009

    Dan, Thank you so much for your touching comment on Shopping Mall Santa, one of the loveliest things anyone has ever said about my writing. Hope that holiday spirit visits you often in the coming year.

    Kathy Fish – Dec 09, 2009

    Thanks for reading my stories here, Dan. Look forward to reading yours, too!

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