Your Next Beach Read: Tomas Moniz, author of “All Friends Are Necessary”

Your Next Beach Read

In Your Next Beach Read, we want to introduce you to a new author every day in June in the hopes that you’ll find the next book you want to take with you to the beach, the pool, or the comforts of air conditioning.

Today’s author is Tomas Moniz, author of All Friends Are Necessary.

What’s your name (or pen name) and where are you from?

Tomas Moniz from Oakland, CA

How long have you been writing? How did you start?

11 - Tomas Moniz author photoAs a super young parent, I couldn’t go party so I sat home and wrote bad poetry and drank cheap wine.

Who are some of your influences?

Gloria Anzaldua, Denis Johnson, Toni Morrison.

What is your book about?

The novella takes place in San Francisco and deals with friendship, sobriety, antifascism and spin classes!

Where did you get the idea?

It’s the summer 2017 in San Francisco and…

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