I’m a writer and copywriter, and I live in Seattle with my family and a black cat named Mitzi. I earned my MFA from the University of New Hampshire in Creative Nonfiction, and my work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications (you can read almost all of them here). I’ve published two writing guides (DIY Writing Retreat and DIY Chick Lit) with KMR Publishing (you can buy them here and on Amazon). I love charts, tables, and prompts–concrete steps to take with one’s writing–and both are packed full of those.
I am represented by Sharon Pelletier of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. My MFA thesis was a memoir about my year in an evangelical church. I’ve also written two novels that feature adventurous women. One is currently on submission; WAIT deals with a psychic named Lia who becomes involved with an evangelical family whose foster daughter has stopped talking. I love thinking about and seeing how American evangelicalism interacts with mainstream culture and finding ways to share the eye-opening experiences I had in my year in Restoration Church (such as speaking in tongues and getting prayed over).
About my name: my father’s family is from Cuba. America welcomed him and his family with open arms, and I am ashamed that we do not do the same for other refugees, immigrants, and undocumented people today.
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