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

Family

CoVID19 and War Stories

  This is day eleven of my self imposed "Stay at Home," routine and day five of the California Governor's decree. How are you all doing? Amid the humorous and not so funny memes and photos, I came across the above message, which gave me pause to reflect. My mother is in her 90's. Practicing… Continue reading CoVID19 and War Stories

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

Travel, Writing

A Morning By the San Antonio River

San Antonio, Texas, the land of ma'am, terrific tacos, Chicana literature, and Nora Jones. I'm here for a writing conference, which ended yesterday. The place where I'm staying called me back to the neighborhood of my childhood. Wood houses with peeling paint, chain link fences, front yards of abundant flowers, blossoming succulents. Stucco homes of… Continue reading A Morning By the San Antonio River