I’m a writer, I live in Maine 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 recently created The Writer’s Process Planner, and 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 all three 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, and I’m working on a third (my pitch so far: Indiana Jones with emotional depth).
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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