Gene Magallanes Rivas is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and a retired aerospace engineer. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he and his wife Ann have lived most of their lives in the forested hills east of Seattle, Washington. Besides writing and salsa dancing, he enjoys painting, road trips, movie going, and playing and singing bluegrass songs with his Weber mandocello. Gene was a motivational speaker for young adults during his years as an engineer. Now he gives Power Point presentations on the life and art of his grandfather, Candelario Rivas. Dancing salsa four nights a week, Gene will pass on a dance to spend time with his two daughters and three grandchildren.
- Just received a very good book review from Kirkus Media on the book. And reduced prices for possible Xmas gifts. Peace!, Nov 7
- Just posted: Ten serious things a lead should consider before dipping a partner in a salsa social dance. See my FB page. Thanks!, Aug 19
- Just posted another humorous entry in my Salsaturkeys blog: The Top 10 Reasons a Guy Has to Dance Salsa 7 Nights a Week, Aug 5
- Just posted in the Blog: "The Top Ten Compliments Your Dance Partner Will Never Believe.", Jul 22