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Michael Petracca is an American novelist who teaches research writing and creative nonfiction and has served as Acting Co-Director of the Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Petracca's two novels, Doctor Syntax and Captain Zzyzx, published by Capra Press, feature Harmon Nails III as a protagonist. In Doctor Syntax (set in the Los Angeles area), Nails is a graduate student struggling to finish his dissertation. In Captain Zzyzx (set in the fictional "Fiesta City", in Southern California), Nails has rejected academia and plays in a rhythm and blues band while searching for love. To develop the characters for these books, the author draws upon history as a semi-professional poker player  and jazz / zydeco  / rhythm and blues guitarist and multi-divorced half-Italian half-Jewish Gaviota Buzzard Club  troubadour (2006). In recent years Petracca’s writing has focused on popular culture criticism   and creative nonfiction, the latter relating volunteers’ contributions in the areas of habitat conservation   and hospice care. Petracca is the son of noted Hollywood screenplay and television writer Joseph Petracca.
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