Whatchya doing July 21st, 2018? From say 11AM-4PM? Come visit Imagi-con. I'll be there with copies of #GLITTERBOMB. Still deciding if I should dress in cosplay, what do you think?
I didn't know about THE KISSING BOOTH by Beth Reekles before yesterday. I found it on Netflix last night. And it reminded me of the letters I wrote for my friends when I was in High School. Then I saw Beth wrote the book when she was young, too and it makes me enjoy the story... Continue Reading →
I'm working on my next YA manuscript. The idea and story came to me over a year ago. The main character would chatter in my ear while I was busy trying to do revisions on my other manuscript. But now that I have the time and intention and want my main characters to talk to... Continue Reading →
Do you know what this is? GLITTERBOMB dropped in Spanish today! My first translated work! Pick up your copy today! Click here.
I know loss. I lost my home once to a fire. I lost my home once to an earthquake. I don't know what it's like to live in Puerto Rico where everyone around me lost everything, too. I do know how it feels to have no place to go that is safe. To have no... Continue Reading →
My friend Monica sat across the table from me. We noshed Cheesecake Factory bread and butter after having a few drinks during our 1-½ hour wait to be seated. “I still haven’t written the how I got my agent blog post,” I said. “You have to,” she said. Her hair was pulled up and she... Continue Reading →
One of the things I LOVE about kid lit is how tight and cool the community is. I've emailed, interviewed, and am actual friends with (some all 3 others not) 3 authors on this list of 10. I've read books written by most of the rest. I'm not bragging, I want you to know even... Continue Reading →
I have 3 book ideas taking up space in my head, along with a plethora of essays, and several short stories. I've wanted to dive into my new book for a while. But querying and life got the best of me, I slipped into a deep funk, and am finally appreciating the sunshine promising me... Continue Reading →
Any time between now and tomorrow afternoon I'll be a mess. All of the emotions I've kept inside and moved past so I could be next to my father while he had triple by-pass surgery will come bubbling out of me. The tears will also be about me. They will be tears of frustration with... Continue Reading →