Juan's World

Guitarist, Composer, Writer, Publisher

BrookTree Media

BrookTree Media publishes books and music in a variety of formats.


Gloria's Gone

Steve Lund is enjoying his life—surfing days and running his NQA Messenger Service at night. He’s not interested in anything too strenuous, certainly not “working for the man” and not engaging in a search for a missing girl who’s left her nest and might be found anywhere along Southern California’s stretch of endless beaches. But Steve soon finds himself hunting up and down the coast for Gloria and her Velzy surfboard, dodging hostile cops, unfriendly locals, and rambunctious dames, all in a haze of primo Mexican weed. Gloria’s Gone is a rollicking jaunt through 1950s surf culture.

Frank Warren’s first salty taste of surfing in 1938, at age six, aboard a homemade tandem paddleboard in Long Beach, was the beginning of a lifelong love of the ocean waves. Bodysurfing at Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach in the late 1940s led to longboarding on a used Hobie pigboard during the mid-1950s at San Onofre and Huntington, the main surfing venues for Warren and his buddies. Frank is still bodysurfing and bellyboarding at his favorite spots on the North Shore of Oahu and Maui, at the age of eighty-four. Never too old to hit the waves for a cool ride.


Murder in the language lab

Dual English/Spanish edition

Augusto Javier Martínez, Spanish literature professor at a nondescript Midwest university, has been murdered. His body was found in the language lab, his throat slashed and his body mutilated. The local police, incompetent or uninterested, are clueless. Alma, an ex-private detective turned academic hired to investigate the murder by the sensationalist religion publisher that had sporadically employed professor Martínez, soon finds herself embroiled in the sordid side of the Midwestern town and the university’s back-stabbing politics.

Alm@ Pérez (pseudonym of Tina Escaja) is an award-winning destructivist/a cyber-poet@, digital artist and scholar based in Burlington, Vermont. Her creative work transcends the traditional book form, leaping into digital art, robotics, augmented reality and multimedia projects exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. Translated into six languages, her poetry, fiction and hypertext have appeared in numerous collections. Some of her works are available on www.tinaescaja.com


Serenata de la sirena

Serenata de la Sirena (The Mermaid’s Serenade), by composer and classical guitarist John W. Warren, introduces a new voice in classical guitar with nine original works as well as gems from the Latin American guitar repertoire.

Serenata de la Sirena was recorded at Airshow Studios in Takoma Park, produced by John W. Warren and engineered by Don Godwin, and mastered by Randy Le Roy at Airshow Mastering in Takoma Park. The album is available through iTunes, Amazon, and other major music retailers and streaming services.