Healing, Latino culture, Mexican traditions, Writing

Heartbreak, Love Potions and Curanderas

If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it-Toni Morrison Writing, especially novels is a long hard road. Sometimes people ask, "Are you finished yet?" "What's happening with that story you told me about?" Oh, that story. Well, three years later I'm finished with… Continue reading Heartbreak, Love Potions and Curanderas

Amazon Kindle, Character building, Encouragement, show don't tell, Writing, writing tips

Three Ways To Skyrocket Blah #Writing To Amazing

  Last night I read my short story to an audience of 80+. My son, brother, and some friends came out to hear me read and accept my award, which made me a little nervous but their presence meant a lot to me. The positive comments afterward helped lift me up from the weariness I and… Continue reading Three Ways To Skyrocket Blah #Writing To Amazing

Healing, Latino culture, Loss, Mexican traditions, Writing

Do You Know How to Use a Curandera?

Do you know how to naturally heal fright or trauma? No? More about susto later. During the last two years, I've worked on a story about an ambitious twenty-one-year-old with a ten-year plan to become a State Senator who drops out of college because of a broken engagement. She meets a grandmother and granddaughter who are curanderas. Although… Continue reading Do You Know How to Use a Curandera?

Books, Encouragement, Inspiration

21 Inspiring Quotes From Beloved Children’s Books

Monday again, a new week. You have seven days to enjoy, none of which you'll ever get back. Start your week off with words straight out of children's books. Read and think about one quote a day and you'll have enough to last you until February 28th. I almost forgot this month is a leap year… Continue reading 21 Inspiring Quotes From Beloved Children’s Books