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  Dear Reader, Yes, I am alive. There’s a reason for the radio silence and it’s a good thing. I’ve been writing and submitting and teaching and grading. Oh, all those papers. So many that I have just looked up and realized it’s the end of MARCH! MARCH!?!…
Dear Reader, Yes, I am alive. There’s a reason for the radio silence and it’s a good thing. I’ve been writing and submitting and teaching and grading. Oh, all those papers.…
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Enjoy a short story for Valentine's Day from me to you. The Last Single Girl.

Dear Reader, As I was working on the blog today, I came across this story that I wrote for my then site, Writing to Insanity, in 2009. This was me pre-MFA, pre-writing workshop, pre-everything when I was trying things out with my writing. Man, I enjoyed…
Dear Reader, As I was working on the blog today, I came across this story that I wrote for my then site, Writing to Insanity, in 2009. This was me pre-MFA, pre-writing workshop, pre-everything when...
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Listen, my black speaks Spanish. And I love learning about African American History. Love it. But I want to know about my history. Who are the people who fought in wars and made discoveries? Whose names are all but forgotten? What are the issues they have…
Listen, my black speaks Spanish. And I love learning about African American History. Love it. But I want to know about my history. Who are the people who fought in wars and made discoveries? Whose ...
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  Dear Reader, It’s February and 2016 is rocking and rolling. I’ve stopped writing 2015 on correspondence and have come to the realization, albeit slowly, that my 20-year high school reunion is coming up.  (Yikes!) It’s also a time to reflect on what I’ve…
Dear Reader, It's February and 2016 is rocking and rolling. I've stopped writing 2015 on correspondence and have come to the realization, albeit slowly, that my 20-year high school reunion i...
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Dear Reader, A perk about living in Houston is that it’s the literary world’s best-kept secret. Houston is only second to New York in terms of a literary scene. Yes, this is surprising to folks who have never lived here or think of my hometown as dotted…
Dear Reader, A perk about living in Houston is that it's the literary world's best-kept secret. Houston is only second to New York in terms of a literary scene. Yes, this is surprising to folks who...
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Dear Reader, Something dropped in my inbox this week, an unexpected summons that there was a new blog post of a blog I had subscribed to. This blog was actually part of a former life of mine. I had once blogged at this site as part of my duties.  I had…
Dear Reader, Something dropped in my inbox this week, an unexpected summons that there was a new blog post of a blog I had subscribed to. This blog was actually part of a former life of mine. I had...
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In recent months, I've noticed an urge to create or to announce opportunities for writers of color. Whether it's retweeting things I find or putting together a list like this, I find it a great privilege to curate this information to give writers an…
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Originally posted on THE FEM : She is speaking. Her mouth moves but the words are soft like her brown skin and now I want to touch it again, strum my fingertips against it, make more memories from it. There isn’t enough time, there is never enough time…
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Dear Reader, I have a confession to make.  I’ve never read Langston Hughes. Nope. Not in a class. Not out of class. Know of him. Know of his work. But never really engaged with it. Yes, I know. I am a special kind of person. Got it. However, I am growing…
Dear Reader, I have a confession to make. I've never read Langston Hughes. Nope. Not in a class. Not out of class. Know of him. Know of his work. But never really engaged with it. Yes, I know. I a...
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Dear Reader, Oh man! My head is throbbing. This week, Lee and Low Books, a publisher of children’s books, release the results of a survey they commissioned. Here’s a fascinating tidbit. White, heterosexual women are the gatekeepers to publishing. They…
Dear Reader, Oh man! My head is throbbing. This week, Lee and Low Books, a publisher of children's books, release the results of a survey they commissioned. Here's a fascinating tidbit. White, hete...
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Dear Reader, There’s something about soap opera, telenovelas specifically, that makes me happy. I grew up watching them and it was something that my mom, dad, and I could talk about, a frame of reference for future conversations. When I returned home, I…
Dear Reader, There's something about soap opera, telenovelas specifically, that makes me happy. I grew up watching them and it was something that my mom, dad, and I could talk about, a frame of ref...
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Dear Reader, This week was the first week of classes and I started teaching on a new campus, my old college. It has been a beyond surreal experience. The first day was filled with so many memories. The classroom I teach in is the same classroom I learned…
Dear Reader, This week was the first week of classes and I started teaching on a new campus, my old college. It has been a beyond surreal experience. The first day was filled with so many memories....
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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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In a matter of hours, I was able to upset people on two continents through the power of the internet. :-)
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  • Goddard College
    Creative Writing, 2010 - 2012
  • University of Houston
    Communications, 1996 - 2002
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