This is a coming of age story I will want my daughter to read.
For two days, I was thrust into Lupita’s world, the teenaged daughter of Mexican immigrants who have built a middle-class life in Texas. She’s the eldest of eight children who have a loving mother and father. Theirs is the happy tale of immigrants achieving the American dream.
But then Mami is diagnosed with cancer. Continue reading
I was going to write about the novel I’m working on in this post. Then I decided that I wanted to take a stab at writing about a decision I was struggling with until a particular controversy exploded online. Continue reading
I’ve been working on a YA novel for about 7 months. I have a regular job, and am lucky enough to say I love the people I work with. When the day’s done, I come home to spend time with my husband and daughter. When they’re asleep, I play God and give birth to characters who live in a supernatural world. Continue reading