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A man said some very not nice things about my friends and about writers yesterday. I can’t sit here and not respond. Or not make this a teachable moment. A former advisor in my beloved MFA program had this to say about his former students. I did not have…
A man said some very not nice things about my friends and about writers yesterday. I can’t sit here and not respond. Or not make this a teachable moment. A former advisor in my beloved MFA pr...
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Oh, this. So much this. Thank you.
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When dad escaped Fidel's Cuba for Spain, in the early to mid 60s, he learned how to be a cook for the tourists. That's how he earned his keep. Spain, he said, made him a man. He was so enamored with Spain and learned so many things there that he went back a couple of times after he moved to the States. And during one of those times (although, I couldn't tell you what year) he brought back at book. An important book.

  Did I ever tell you that my dad couldn’t read? It seems odd doesn’t it? That in the modern age there are still people on this Earth who can’t read words or recognize letter. And it wasn’t that my Cuban dad didn’t know the English words. He didn’t know…
  Did I ever tell you that my dad couldn't read? It seems odd doesn't it? That in the modern age there are still people on this Earth who can't read words or recognize letter. And it wasn't th...
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Protesters against the recent decision by the Grand Jury not to indict Darren Wilson gathered Tuesday night for a protest in Dallas.
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WE HEAR YOU MY FRIEND...EVEN IN MONTREAL ..SAME PROBLEM... 99.99999999% OF POLICE OFFICERS ARE GOOD... THAT.00000000001% MUST GO!! STOP WHAT THE POLICE CALL BROTHERHOOD!!
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Lessons learned while not writing

Dear Reader: Lessons learned not writing Dear Reader, It’s a beautiful fall like mid-morning in North Texas and sitting behind this keyboard while listening to relaxing music is heaven. I haven’t felt this good in a long time. It’s been a while since I’ve…
Dear Reader: Lessons learned not writing Dear Reader, It's a beautiful fall like mid-morning in North Texas and sitting behind this keyboard while listening to relaxing music is heaven. I haven't f...
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My column last week argued that a lot of white America is smug or deluded on race relations, and I had lots of pushback from readers, including here on Google+. So here's my attempt to respond to critics.
A column on “smug white delusion” drew a deluge of responses. Here are a few.
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Hatchette vs Amazon. This case has writers picking sides. If you haven’t been paying attention, book publisher Hatchette and Amazon are in a fight of epic proportions. And no, I’m not exaggerating. Here’s the summary: Amazon and Hatchette (which owns so…
Hatchette vs Amazon. This case has writers picking sides. If you haven't been paying attention, book publisher Hatchette and Amazon are in a fight of epic proportions. And no, I'm not exaggerating....
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I'm impressed with this post. I really like it. You have given me a full view of something I had no idea was going on right now in the book world. Thanks. 
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New year, new goals and new you right? This is the year, I say no to all that.   It seems kind of funny doesn’t it? The fact that I am usually the one who start with the rhetoric of little or no resolutions. I usually don’t have them for my writing…
New year, new goals and new you right? This is the year, I say no to all that.  It seems kind of funny doesn’t it? The fact that I am usually the one who start with the rhetoric of littl...
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    With the fall here, I feel myself gearing back up to my writing habits. The old school habits that are tried and true. Recently, I wrote about the latest challenges in my writing journey. Today, I wanted to share some interesting links that have…
    With the fall here, I feel myself gearing back up to my writing habits. The old school habits that are tried and true. Recently, I wrote about the latest challenges in my writing jour...
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Huh. I'm feeling generous. Thinking my Jennie Manning readers need a treat this week.  #GetOnTheList to get it!
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Photo Credit: lintmachine via Compfight cc One of the difficulties with writing the mystery novel you’ve always wanted to write, which happens to be in the noir-ish vain, is being a feminist. Yes, I said the f-word. And yes, I know about the I’m not a…
Photo Credit: lintmachine via Compfight cc One of the difficulties with writing the mystery novel you've always wanted to write, which happens to be in the noir-ish vain, is being a feminist. Yes, ...
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  I don’t know about you but I’m ready to get back to business. Writing business that is. Summer is a time to try new things with writing. For me, I used this summer to not write. It was a definite new experience. So I did some reading and tried some new…
  I don't know about you but I'm ready to get back to business. Writing business that is. Summer is a time to try new things with writing. For me, I used this summer to not write. It was a def...
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I'm a writer, blogger, journalist and graduate of the  Goddard College MFA program in fiction. My work has appeared in USAToday and UrbanLatino Magazine. My latest fiction piece, "Beginnings" will appear in September in Minvera Rising, a literary journal. My blog is about what inspires me, my writer's soul, and my writing journey--the highs to the lows and every period, comma, and fragment in between. All this with a Latina twist.
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    Creative Writing, 2010 - 2012
  • University of Houston
    Communications, 1996 - 2002
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