It's My Book Birthday

I took my first writing class over fifteen years ago. I practiced and learned and began to tell a few true stories. And, slowly, groping in the dark, I wrote a memoir. But then, after some publications, a couple awards and grants, the manuscript stalled out. “Memoir is hard,” the agents and editors told me. So, it feels like nothing short of a miracle that someone wanted to publish this book.

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Reviews and Lists

After so many years of writing in solitude, it’s exciting to know that people are reading my book. I’m so grateful for the kind words of reviewers, bloggers, and list-makers. Here’s a sampling of the recent praise for Magical Realism for Non-Believers.

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Latinxs in Kid Lit

Latinxs in Kid Lit explores, promotes, and celebrates children’s and YA literature by and for Latinxs. The blog includes book reviews, interviews, lesson ideas, and other items related to Latinxs books for kids. The founders are Latinx writers, reporters, booksellers, and academics who celebrate the love of reading and representative literature in the Latinx community.

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