A Novel that Plays with Life

"Fred J Castro continues where others put down their pens. Cool and relentless, he dissects modern life, weighs its components, and then puts them back together to a fascinating literary organism. A soulful piece of writing, presented quite unsentimentally."

Madeleine Portner, New York Times, about I Walked Away

The Demolition Worker of the Literary Scene

"Just go to a book store and walk to the shelves. Try to find Fred J Castro at its right location. Not a chance - at least yet! To The World, get ready for a real story that needs to be told."
Robert Newham, Chicago Tribune, about I Walked Away


There is just one reason | Reader's Choice

RD: But didn't you say you needed a reason to write?
FC: That is true, but you should be careful to talk about it. It wouldn't even be possible to define it. (Laughs.) I hope I am never able to do that, because if I knew from the start exactly what my motivation is, I could just stop right there and then, go work in my yard, and be happy.

The Small Town Agony | Los Angeles Times

LAT: Fred J Castro, it seems no matter what you try your hand at it has as usual turns up a success. We in New York beside Los Angeles read your news papers commentaries, Blogs, Tweets, and FB Post. We shake our head, and would rather return back to our parties, but there is this small part in us that continues to review you writings in a wonderful way, just like an olive that has fallen into a cocktail it does not belong in. Well, we fall right into areas of your writings that holds us there, We are upset all night long, but so finally we start reflecting. This basically describes the Castro effect...

FC: Thanks. You said it all, and I may add I would call that a calculated truth.


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AJC Publishing is releasing my book "I Walked Away" "True Testimonies" "Un-Equally Yoked" and "Conspiracy on the Hood"


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