Podcast episode #06: Tony Press

Brisbane Dance Workshop Camille Salmon, Dolores Gomez, Ida Funke and Jeff Taylor Brisbane

Tony Press

Today we’re interviewing writer Tony Press. Before settling in Brisbane he became a lawyer, and first worked as a legal aid attorney in Arizona and Wisconsin. After that, he came back to California and started working as a criminal defense attorney, for about 12 to 13 years. After some pretty serious cases and really hard experiences, he felt that could no longer continue with his criminal lawyer career. Then, he became a high school English teacher at Jefferson High School in Daly City where he could combine the social experience and sensibility acquired in his previous job and apply it in a challenging environment with struggling kids mostly from low-income families.

Tony started exploring the idea of writing fifteen years ago, and he has already published over a hundred of his short stories and poems. He received two Pushcart Prize nominations.

I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Tony and learned many things about him that a casual relationship might not discover. You’ll see Tony chatting it up with the regulars at Madhouse Coffee most every morning.

“Crossing the Lines” by Tony Press

https://www.amazon.com/Crossing-Lines-Tony-Acarasiddhi-Press/dp/0996540563

https://www.amazon.com/Crossing-Lines-Tony-Acarasiddhi-Press/dp/0996540563/

About Coffee to Close

Hello and welcome to ‘Coffee to Close’, a podcast where we talk to interesting people with passions and pursuits, in and around Brisbane, California, that beautiful, yet rowdy, fiercely independent town on the border of San Francisco. Our hope is that you will be inspired, and in the process, we will raise some money for our local non-profits. Sit back and enjoy. For a more detailed introduction check out episode #1 HERE.

For a  great cup of coffee check out Madhouse Coffee located at 402 Visitacion Ave. Brisbane Ca 94005

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