Tattooed Love Dogs is a collection of twelve short stories that will transport you to a place you've never been...a place that even your worst nightmares couldn't dream up. Ex-cons, drug addicts, small time drug dealers and a few innocent children inhabit this world that exists all around us...a world that is shoved aside and out of our line of vision. Strippers and burglars cavort in a realm that doesn't make sense but, nonetheless, has a logic all its own. Difficult and sometimes poignant, these stories speak of lives in crisis and the inescapable choices made to rectify them.
All of these stories are true and based on the author's experiences and characters he has met on his journey. Names and places have been changed but exist in the dark and unlit streets of the changing psyche and the inescapable profundity of the unconscious.
Daniel Hallford has had a colorful career. He worked as a teacher in the California Prison system where his students included Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan, Dan White, Juan Corona and others. A former parole agent, he is now a consultant at California State Prison, Solano, where he is trying to establish, with others, the first therapeutic community ever attempted in a prison in the United States.
Daniel is the author of Pelican Bay, a novel about parolees, and Upper Noe, a memoir about a year in the life of a boy growing up in San Francisco. He can be reached through his website danielhallford.com.