Welcome to my website!

I am the author of six bilingual picture storybooks. My books, published by Arte Publico Press, are on the Accelerated Reader List. For book descriptions and to order books, click here.

I live in Texas but have also lived in Bangkok, Thailand and Okinawa, Japan. I come from a large, close-knit family where my sisters are my best friends.

My writing career started when I entered a writing contest and was lucky enough to win an all-expense paid trip to New York where I attended a week-long writing workshop. It was a great experience.

I started out writing nonfiction and then ventured into children’s picture books. Now I am working on a middle-grade novel. I even dabbled in poetry and had some of it published in anthologies. You never know what can happen when you take a leap of faith and enter a writing contest. Try it!

Memberships and Awards
Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)
Writers’ League of Texas

SCBWI logo2005 recipient of SCWBI Martha Weston Award
2011 recipient of SCWBI Amazon.com Work-in-Progress Grant

My latest bilingual picture book, Lupita’s First Dance/El Primer Baile de Lupita, Illustrated by Gabhor Utomo, is on the 2014-2015 Tejas Star Book Award Reading List. This award is sponsored by the Texas Library Association (TLA).

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