Christopher Gonzales Writer

Christopher Gonzales Writer Ithaca New York
Christopher Gonzales lives in Ithaca, New York and writes creative nonfiction.

I have published stories in the North American Review and in Stone Canoe. I won the 2014 S.I. Newhouse School Prize for Creative Nonfiction.

About my writing

Ever since I could remember, I loved words, even imagined life would stop if I couldn't give it words. My father lost his words when I was sixteen and he began showing signs of Alzheimer's. Return of the Lost Son is the story of my father's life told from my point of view, as his son, as I go about a series of encounters with friends and relatives who knew him.

I am working on two new books about families.

My essay, "My Own Lost Mexico," was published in the 2017 online issue of the North American Review.

My blog was posted at the North American Review in 2016. Here's the link:

Biography in 25 words

Christopher Gonzales grew up in Middle Grove, outside of Saratoga Springs, New York. He is now raising a family in the state’s Finger Lakes region.

Biography in 75 words

Christopher Gonzales was born in Schenectady and raised in Middle Grove, outside of Saratoga Springs, New York. He worked for 19 years as a writer, mostly in communications for higher education institutions, including Ithaca College and Cornell University. After living in Ohio, Chicago, and Mexico, he returned to upstate New York, settling in the Finger Lakes region with his wife and twin sons, where he writes about families.


The Summer 2016 issue of the North American Review, with my essay, "Return of the Lost Son," is available to purchase. Read about me at their website:

Print copies of back issues of Stone Canoe 8 (with my essay) are available from the YMCA Syracuse Downtown Writer’s Center for $13.50 including shipping.

You can also get it on Amazon.

(All links last accessed on January 16, 2018).

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