Inspiration, Travel, Writing

Six Bits of Wisdom on Writing Conferences

Hello, everyone. I'm back from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator's (SCWBI) Conference in L.A and A Room of Her Own (AROHO) writing retreat at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiú, New Mexico. Both conferences were packed with information. I loved my time in Abiqui, New Mexico, it's a gorgeous place for writer workshops. SCBWI had… Continue reading Six Bits of Wisdom on Writing Conferences

Chingonas, Encouragement, Latino culture, Sandra Cisneros, Strong Women, Wisdom, Writing

The Wisdom of Sandra Cisneros

I read an article about the author, writer, poet Sandra Cisneros turning 60 years young. To celebrate, she dressed up as a cake-A. Cake-and celebrated in her new town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This is why I call her a chingona. Strong, fearless, badass (in a good way). "I have never felt younger or… Continue reading The Wisdom of Sandra Cisneros

Books, Chingonas, Inspiration, poetry, Strong Women, Writing

Michele Serros- Author, Poet, Friend

  My friend died two days ago. Cancer. I knew she had it for several months. Pinche cancer. I really thought she'd survive. Damn it. She married the love of her life, a short three years ago. He was by her side when she left this world. My heart holds a special spot for Michele Serros,… Continue reading Michele Serros- Author, Poet, Friend

Family, Travel

My Town at Christmas

My hometown is at sea level. We don't get snow. Ever. Okay, I heard we had some back in 1962, but someone might have mistaken it for bits of hail. For us, Oxnardians, the winter season arrives when Christmas Tree Lane in the Historic District opens, where palm trees lit in sparking white lights tower… Continue reading My Town at Christmas