Michelle Cruz Gonzales, a Chicana writer, writes memoir and fiction. In the 1990’s MCG played drums in and wrote lyrics for the all female hardcore punk band, Spitboy, not a Riot Grrl band. Spitboy toured extensively in the US and overseas and released several albums. Turning to writing after the break up of Spitboy, MCG has been a regular contributor to Hip Mama Magazine, published by Seal Press in Book Lovers Anthology: Sexy Stories from Under the Covers , in the Listen To Your Mother Anthology on Putnam. MCG’s memoir The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Female Punk Band will be out in spring 2016 on PM Press.
MCG co-hosts an arts series, Zocalo Spit: Arts in the Dro, at Zocalo Coffee House in San Leandro, CA (first Thursdays at 6:30) with fellow writer Soma Mei Sheng Frazier. MCG teaches English and creative writing at Las Positas College and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, son, and their three Mexican dogs.
http://youtu.be/FWlSXmEV7S0 Listen To Your Mother