Introducing myself – who I am, what I do, and what I am passionate about.
My name is Alex Diaz-Granados. I was born in Miami, Florida, in March 1963. I’ve lived and studied in three countries, the United States, Colombia, and Spain. I’ve also visited the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Except for a six-year period (1966-1972) in which I lived with my mother and older half-sister in Bogota, Colombia, I’ve resided in the state of Florida all my life. Most of that time, I lived in Miami-Dade County. I moved to another part of Florida in 2016 after my mother passed away.
What else can I say about myself, other than the fact that I acquired cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury?
Well, I’m a writer, first and foremost. I studied journalism in high school and Miami-Dade Community College, and since the mid-1980s I’ve done some business writing for select clients, had a long (and eventually frustrating) gig as a ghostwriter of children’s stories for a client with more ambition than talent, and I also wrote thousands of articles and reviews for several now-defunct websites: Associated Content/Yahoo Voices, Epinions, and Examiner.
Now I’m a blogger, mostly, although I’ve also written or co-written four screenplays that became short films: A Simple Ad, Clown 345, Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss, and El Grande de Corona.
I also wrote and self-published two books: Save Me the Aisle Seat: The Good, the Bad, and the Very Bad Movies – Selected Reviews by an Online Reviewer (2012) and Reunion: A Story (2018).
My passions in life are, in no particular order, books, movies, music (classical and film scores, primarily, though I do dig The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Billy Joel, and John Denver), travel (when I can afford it), collecting Star Wars action figures, and writing.
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