Fort Lauderdale became a spring break hot spot after the 1960 movie Where the Boys Are was released. The city is still popular with college students looking to thaw out from the cold. I wrote a story on how some people remember the movie (not the raunchier 1984 update with Lisa Hartman) and why the city attracts those crazy college kids to Broward county.
Hi there and welcome to my tiny corner of the web. I'm a Cuban-American author of 6 novels. I'm also a breaking news reporter at The New York Times. I am a former features and viral news journalist @SunSentinel in Fort Lauderale. I'm a former Features and Business reporter @BostonGlobe. I got into journalism as a 16-year-old high school intern @Miami Herald in my hometown of Miami. This is my personal blog/site and not affiliated with any of the above news sites although I link some of my news articles on occasion as well as book-related news and my car insights. My email: JohnnyDiaz225@gmail.com
Now that gays are getting married, it seems that everyone is saying I Do. Except for Tommy Perez. He's always the best man or groomsman for his friends' nuptials. And with each occasion, Tommy goes home alone with another necktie. He's already on number four. But things seem to improve for the Maine magazine writer when he suddenly meets Danny...
Looking for Providence (my 5th novel, click on the image)
Ronnie thought he had everything he wanted, a guy he adored and job he loved. Then the economy tanked and he lost both. Newly single his adopted home of Providence, he learns to start over as a Business reporter. And his life makes a dramatic turn when he meets a handsome local executive who shows him his native Providence and maybe just the way to his heart....
Boston Boys Club (my debut)
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Miami Manhunt (my second novel)
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Beantown Cubans (My third novel)
A witty, warmhearted novel of friendship, familia, and finding a place to call home--even in Boston where it's almost impossible to get an authentic Cuban sandwich (click on the image to order)
Take the Lead (my fourth novel)
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CBS Boston interview where I talk about Parkinson's, dating, Miami and Boston