Welcome to Magic Pencil Productions. My name is Dan Lambert. I am an educator, writer, editor, proofreader, and public speaker. I hold a Master of Arts in English Literature from Loyola Marymount University. I also hold an Associate of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in History.
I teach on-ground English courses at California State University, Los Angeles and East Los Angeles College. I also teach an online Literature course for Colorado Technical University.
I am also a freelance writer. I published a poetry collection, Love Adventure (with my wife, Anhthao Bui), in 2017. I published my first collection of short stories, Mere Anarchy, in 2016. My fiction appears in the anthologies When Words Collide, Flash It, Daily Flash 2012, and Daily Frights 2012. My fiction and nonfiction also appear in the periodicals Silver Apples, The Daily Breeze and Easy Reader newspapers, Literary Landscapes, and the Twin Peaks magazine Wrapped in Plastic.
The Alternate Bio (believe at your own risk)... "Dan Lambert" is the pseudonym for Alastair "Reggie" Trevor-St. Clair, the Australian-born U.F.O. editor for Looking Glass Weekly, the popular daily newspaper of bizarre and unexplained events. St. Clair is perhaps best-known as the author of "Bill Clinton Clone Found in Martian Canal," the feature article that won the prestigious 1995 Microscope Award for excellence in tabloid journalism.
St. Clair was born in Brisbane on August 23, 1946 to Malcolm Trevor-St. Clair (the renowned Australian World War II flying ace and inventor of the steam-powered helicopter) and his mistress, Winnetka "Winnie" Michaelson (the first known post-operative transexual to give birth to a living child). While accompanying his father on a top-secret intelligence-gathering trek into the Outback, little Reggie was lost and presumed dead. He was lovingly raised to manhood by the Bonos, a little-known Aboriginal tribe whose religious belief system is rooted in 1960's American pop culture. After a well-publicized trial in which St. Clair's parents were falsely accused of killing their son, Reggie was returned to their loving arms on his eighteenth birthday.
St. Clair is currently working on his next book project: Nagahide Dreams, an exhaustive history of Balinese "sexploitation" cinema. When not writing, he enjoys fishing, whittling, scuba diving, garbage-can lid collecting, and single-elimination "double-blind" tournament crocodile-wrestling. He lives in the Topanga Canyon region of Southern California with twelve shorthair cats, over 1500 collectible garbage can lids, and Bruno, his triple-amputee manservant.