Ooligan Press is pleased to announce the acquisition of an untitled memoir from Rosa del Duca. In 1999, Rosa del Duca joined the National Guard. It was her opportunity to make something more of her life, but as her unease over the military’s role reaches a boiling point with the attacks on 9/11, Rosa comes to the realization that she is a conscientious objector. She must now decide how far she is willing to go to stand up for what she believes in—and what she is willing to sacrifice in return. We are excited to be able to work with del Duca on her first full-length literary work.

Rosa del Duca is a San Francisco Bay Area writer, journalist, and musician. While she enjoys paying the bills by writing and producing at NBC Bay Area, her passions are creative writing and music. She earned her MFA at Saint Mary’s College of California, graduating in 2010. Her work has been published in Cutbank, CALYX, Grain, River Teeth, Umbrella Factory, and Mission at Tenth. In addition to the memoir, she is completing final revisions to her first novel, which centers on a television reporter who is suddenly moved from the “fluff beat” to a disturbing kidnapping case in California’s Central Valley. In June of 2013, she completed a six-month fellowship at the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto. She regularly performs solo or with her folk pop band, Hunters.

Emily Hagenburger and her team will be manning the helm on this project. Be sure to follow their progress on the Ooligan blog!

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