Searching for intelligent writing that’s heartfelt (tails), fun, and often animal-loving (happiness and tails)? You’re in the right place! If you enjoy the ideas and sensibility here, you’ll love my novels once they’re published — “Flamenco & the Sitting Cat” and its sequel, “Tango & the Sitting Cat”.

About da-AL

da-AL with Emmy
My Emmy statuette.

Before I became a novelist, I was a reporter for cable TV, radio, and print, as well as a visual artist. My journalism awards include an Emmy.

My name was the idea of my father, a proud Spaniard. My mother, from Argentina, endorsed it. Within months of my birth in Florida, I was launched into a childhood of relocations throughout the United States and Spain.

Today life remains international, though now my travels are vacations. My Iranian-American husband and I share a passion for world dance, cuisine, music, travel, and literature.

The dear lab-mix dog in the photo keeps me from sitting too long at these keys. Our kitty can be lured from her dent on my mother’s bed by the sound of a can of tuna being opened.

da-Al with youngest black lab mix
The baby of the family.

We reside close enough and far enough from Southern California beaches to enjoy cool breezes and sunshine year-round.


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258 thoughts on “Welcome


    Chaque jour quelque soit l’heure
    J’allume mon ordinateur
    Ce n’est qu’une petite boîte rectangulaire
    Parfois elle me fais râlé
    Parce qu’elle me fait attendre
    Pourtant elle a le cœur tendre
    Elle t’envoie mes courriers
    Sans jamais se fatiguer
    Elle affiche mes mots
    Sans jamais me dire si c’est trop
    Elle transporte mes images
    Qu’elle affiche sur tes pages

    Maintenant encore
    Elle t’envoie un bisou de ma part
    Te souhaite une très très belle journée
    Profite bien

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    • You are sweet to hunt long enough to find it as well as to ask about my book. It isn’t published yet – I’m gathering a following of folks I hope will be interested in it while I finish editing it — will keep everyone posted. 🙂


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