Dean Talamantez, a disabled veteran, is a Bay Area transplant from Texas. They are a student pursuing a Master's in Fine Arts from California Institute of Integral Studies, which Dean describes as the 'Hogwarts of holistic thinking.'
As a writer, Dean explores their own personal experiences: examining different angles of complex social issues such as poverty, mental health, and the privatization of our ecological heritage. Dean's current focus is penning their upcoming novel, The Texifornia Border.
Dean's favorite authors include John Kennedy Toole, David Wong, George Orwell, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.