Writing

What Does Winning a Writing Contest & Love Have in Common?

A three-way tie the email read. "The first time in the contest history." The news startled me in a good way. I really won a publishing contract? My Young Adult novel, STRONG WOMEN GROW HERE, will be published in Spring 2023? After the exhale, I read the whole message. Usually, there are two winners: One… Continue reading What Does Winning a Writing Contest & Love Have in Common?

Creative Writing, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Process

A Writer’s Life

So, that's me up there in the center circle! For years, I've written flash fiction, short stories and novels. Sometimes they are published and most times they are not. But, I celebrate the wins along the writing way. I'm a finalist for SheWrites Press and SparkPress fourth annual contest. There will be two winners: One… Continue reading A Writer’s Life

Books, Writing

How to Increase Latinx Representation in Children’s Literature

Hi everyone.¬† I was on a COVID hiatus during the spring and summer, but I am back to posting. I hope you were all well and managed to avoid the virus as it has wreaked havoc with so many people, including my son, who lives in New York City. Thankfully, he successfully battled the virus… Continue reading How to Increase Latinx Representation in Children’s Literature

Writing

Social Isolation and Writing Through Anxiety

Church services were canceled by our Pastor due to our Governor's decree of no more than 250 people in one area. My mom is in the elderly group (and immunocompromised), so I do take this virus seriously and skipped services. So this weekend (and probably a few more in the immediate future), I find myself… Continue reading Social Isolation and Writing Through Anxiety