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Member Spotlight: Jose A. Carmona

Jose A CarmonaGlobalizing the Curriculum Book CoverTAA member Jose A. Carmona is a Spanish Instructor at Pasco-Hernando State College and Latin American Culture Instructor at Columbia College. As both a textbook and academic author in ESL, education, global studies, and Spanish, his most recent publication is Globalizing the Curriculum with the Latino Literature of the United States.

What are you currently working on?
17 manuscripts, including:

  1. Global Advocacy in the Classroom
  2. Lifeless: 300 Words or Less Macabre Short Stories
  3. Snow Dancing in New Jersey, a Novel
  4. Several poetry books
  5. Muffin’s War, non-fiction
  6. Siberian Huskies: 10 Lessons and 10 Nuances Nobody Talks About

Share a recent accomplishment.
I have just been named to Marquis Who’s Who in America.

What is your favorite textbook writing tip or strategy?

Everyone says that writers should write every day. I go beyond that to identify that the planning time in your head while waiting for an appointment, driving to work, or sitting in bed at night counts as much for your daily writing time. I have done my best writing this way.

What is your best TAA experience so far?
My best experience was attending and presenting at a TAA conference a few years back. Meeting people and sharing ideas were the highlight of the conference for me in addition to the great workshops.