Author

David Parvo has to write. So he writes. A lot. Some of it’s good and, of course, some of it’s bad. Whatever the case, he starts adding his spontaneity around the third draft. Sometimes he even gets paid for it! Originally from Rhode Island and, well-traveled yet not quite urbane, today he lives with his better half on their Central Texas farm, where they restore its soil and antique structures as well as raise livestock. Bloody Big Dry Blues is the first installment of what will be a series.

You can contact him via his Facebook page.

Publications

  • (Fiction) Bloody Big Dry Blues. Submitting manuscript for publication, 2017. (A sorta cozy yet hardboiled murder mystery novel set in Central Texas a century ago.”
  • (Blog post) “Exploring Historical Fiction: contested memories and fresh starts.” <http://ourwriteside.com/exploring-historical-fiction-contested-memories-fresh-starts/&gt; Our Write Side, 6 January 2017.
  • (Blog post) “Exploring Historical Fiction: one way to start writing.” <http://ourwriteside.com/exploring-historical-fiction-one-way-start-writing/&gt; Our Write Side, 8 December 2016.
  • (Web blog) Bloody Big Dry Blues. <https://bloodybigdryblues.com/&gt; David R. Parvo, 13 October 2016-Present.
  • (Website) Occupy Central Texas with Proximity; The ultimate factor of sustainability. <https://occupycentraltexas.wordpress.com/&gt; Black + Vernooy Architecture & Urban Design, 9 February 2016-Present.
  • (Collaborator) Black, S. “Sustainability of Proximity: White Paper.” <https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Sustainability/Sustainability_of_Proximity_White_Paper_-_formatted.pdf&gt; City of Austin; Office of Sustainability, 15 June 2015.
  • (Website; co-writer) Reconnect Austin. <https://reconnectaustin.com/&gt; Black + Vernooy Architecture & Urban Design, 25 April 2013-Present.
  • (Website) Sinclair Black’s Urban Design Practice. <https://urbandesignpractice.wordpress.com/&gt; Black + Vernooy Architecture & Urban Design, 15 December 2011-Present.
  • (Web blog) The Placemaking Institute. <https://placemakinginstitute.wordpress.com&gt; Black + Vernooy Architecture & Urban Design, 24 October 2009-Present.
  • “Elgin exploring annexation options.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 24 August 2011: A3+.
  • “Elgin reacts to Bastrop annexation plans.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 17 August 2011: A1+.
  • “Veterans Park gets permaculture garden.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 3 August 2011: A2-3.
  • “Elgin officials attend livability summit in Austin.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 20 July 2011: A2+.
  • “Water may soon run through Elgin.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 13 July 2011: A2+.
  • “County declares disaster as dry conditions linger.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 22 June 2011: A1+.
  • “New legislation to impact groundwater.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 15 June 2011: A5+.
  • “Elgin business leaders meet with ACC, White House representatives.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 25 May 2011: A3.
  • “Vick explains wastewater plant purchase.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 11 May 2011: A3.
  • “Elgin getting fed up with mailbox vandalism.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 4 May 2011: A6+.
  • “LCRA: expect a brutal summer.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 13 April 2011: A1+.
  • “Why is a regional water utility coalition forming?” The Elgin Courier [TX] 6 April 2011: A17-18.
  • “LCRA board gives cities a break.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 30 March 2011: A2+.
  • “Coalition forming to save water supply.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 23 March 2011: A3+.
  • “Elgin, LCRA talks on wastewater plant progressing.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 16 March 2011: A3+.
  • “Lost Pines: groundwater supply at critical juncture.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 9 March 2011: A3+.
  • “Elginites give priorities in Master Parks Plan survey.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 2 March 2011: A5+.
  • “Alcoa willing to sell groundwater.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 23 February 2011: A1+.
  • “Elgin resolves to buy wastewater plant from LCRA.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 23 February 2011: A1+.
  • “Why buy a wastewater plant from LCRA?” The Elgin Courier [TX] 16 February 2011: A9.
  • “Central Texas reacts to LCRA plan to sell sewer facilities.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 2 February 2011: A1+.
  • “LCRA, cities square off over sewer facilities.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 26 January 2011: A1+.
  • “Pflugerville answers questions about expansion plans.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 19 January 2011: A2+.
  • “Neighbors’ growth impacts rural New Sweden.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 19 January 2011: A2+.
  • “Pflugerville officials respond to concerns over wastewater plans.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 12 January 2011: A6+.
  • “Wilbarger Creek Conservation Alliance seeks to preserve agricultural way of life.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 5 January 2011: A2+.
  • “Recent developments in the Elgin area.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 29 December 2010: A1+.
  • “Census data announced for Elgin area.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 22 December 2010: A1+.
  • “Mapping out Colorado River Corridor’s future.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 15 December 2010: A3+.
  • “Elgin asks property owners to join ETJ; city manager explains what that means – and what that doesn’t mean.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 8 December 2010: A1+.
  • “Development planned on former gravel & sand mine property south of Elgin.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 1 December 2010: A4+.
  • “Medicine Chest moving from downtown to U.S. 290.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 24 November 2010: A5+.
  • “Green energy development planned for Rockdale.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 17 November 2010: A3+.
  • “Stoll shares vision for Elgin park system.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 10 November 2010: A3.
  • “Webberville solar plant could affect economy.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 27 October 2010: A1+.
  • “ACC and Elgin: whys and hows, pros and cons.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 20 October 2010: A1+.
  • “Celebrating 20 Years of Main Street in Elgin.” Downtown 78621: Hogeye Festival 2010 (pp.6-7). City of Elgin (TX) Fall/Winter 2010.
  • (Collaborator) Black, S. “Geography of Opportunity: Designing Density in a Growing City.” Platform (pp.14-15). UTSOA, Fall 2010.
  • “Getting to know Greg Vick; introducing the new city manager.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 6 October 2010: A2.
  • “Passing the torch; Bratton discusses time as interim city manager.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 29 September 2010: A3.
  • “Seeing opportunity in Elgin.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 22 September 2010: A3+.
  • (Contributor/Staff Reporter) “F.Y.I.: all about Elgin; Bricks, Sausage & Swedes, foundation for a great destination.” The Elgin Courier [TX] September 2010.
  • “It’s cool at the pool.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 1 September 2010: A1+.
  • “Safe Routes to School sidewalks might not arrive till next summer.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 18 August 2010: A1+.
  • “Historic Preservation a ‘God-send’ for a town like Elgin.” The Elgin Courier [TX] 11 August 2010: A1+.
  • “Can Main Street take flight again?” The Elgin Courier [TX] 4 August 2010: A1+.
  • “Development: To grow or not to grow?” The Elgin Courier [TX] 28 July 2010: A1+.
  • (Copy Editor) Black, S., & Steiner, F. (Eds.) Emergent Urbanism: Evolution in Urban Form. Austin, Texas: UTSOA/Placemaking Studio, 2008.
  • (Fiction) “Her Laughter Dies.” In T. Wadson (Ed.), Balancing the Tides – A Newport Journal, Volume II: Myth, Magic & History (pp.119-124). Newport, RI: Many Birches Press, Spring 2007.
  • “Strelnikoff: Censorship in Contemporary Slovenia. In M. Cloonan & R. Garofalo (Eds.), Policing Pop; Sound Matters (pp.140-150). Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2003.
  • “A Proposal for Progress, in black & white.” MSCRP thesis. University of Texas-Austin, 2002.
  • “The Golden Arm Trio: Emo’s, Austin, TX.” MOJAMS [USA] 25 October 2000.
  • “At the Drive-in: Emo’s, Austin, TX.” MOJAMS [USA] 9 October 2000.
  • “B.B. King Blues Festival with Buddy Guy: Auditorium Shores, Austin, TX.” MOJAMS [USA] 29 September 2000.
  • “Omara Portuondo and Barbarito Torres: Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX.” MOJAMS [USA] 19 September 2000.
  • “Snooks Eaglin: Mid City Rock ’n Bowl, New Orleans.” MOJAMS [USA] 8 September 2000.
  • “Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: The Mercury, Austin, TX.” MOJAMS [USA] 4 September 2000.
  • “Rubinchik’s Orkestyr: Flipnotics, Austin.” MOJAMS [USA] 3 September 2000.
  • “Tunji: The Mercury, Austin.” MOJAMS [USA] 1 September 2000.
  • “Censorship: Alive and Well in Texas.” Rock Out Censorship [USA] 30 September 1998.
  • “Micro Radio Madness: Broken by the Man.” Rock Out Censorship [USA] 22 May 1998.
  • “Lewd and Crude: Busted in Kentucky for a T-shirt.” Rock Out Censorship [USA] 19 May 1998.
  • “Homophobic High Schools Ban Indigo Girls.” Rock Out Censorship [USA] 18 May 1998.
  • “China Condemns any Performer who supports Tibet.” Rock Out Censorship [USA] 14 May 1998.
  • “Glenwood Jr. High: Taking the Pal out of Principal.” Rock Out Censorship [USA] 1 May 1998.
  • “Slovenia: A Peek into America’s Future?” Rock Out Censorship [USA] 23 April 1998.
  • “Carlos Santana: Too Noisy in Boise.” Rock Out Censorship. [USA] 29 March 1998.
  • “The Enlightened Franciscan Tradition of Siena College.” Rock Out Censorship [USA] 25 March 1998.
  • “Parole Board becomes Censor Board.” Rock Out Censorship [USA] 19 March 1998
  • “Tin Drum Ceases to Beat.” Rock Out Censorship [USA] 14 July 1997.

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