Colón, Carlos

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Carlos Colón is a Bronx-born Puerto Rican singer/songwriter raised in the city of New York, currently living on the Jersey Shore. He graduated from Lehman College, CUNY with an English degree in Creative Writing and his play “Jerome” won Honorable Mention for the Jacob Hammer Memorial Prize in 1979. Since then he has spent most of his years as a local musician, most currently entertaining as the front man for the retro rock n’ roll band, the Jersey Shore Roustabouts, one of the most in-demand entertainment acts of the Central and Southern New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia area. His first novel, Sangre: The Color of Dying was published by Black Bed Sheet/Diverse Media Books in March 2016 and it introduced readers to the foul-mouthed urban vampire, Nicky Negrón, a tragic anti-hero haunted by loss. Readers have already taken to the character, who has alternately been described as haunting, hilarious, horrifying, and heartbreaking. He is already gaining a legion of fans that eagerly awaiting the next in the series.

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