It’s 2021! Happy New Year!

Good morning on this first day of the year. We made it. We survived 2020 and I know that the end of 2020 does not mean the end of the pandemic or Covid, but it does mean we get to keep going. We get to keep doing. It is tough for me to write this, … Continue reading It’s 2021! Happy New Year!

A Picture of Myself

It is 2:30 p.m., I sat down to write half an hour ago and this is my first sentence. I got my desk and chair set up, put my phone to charge, got my water and a bowl of popcorn, then I went to the bathroom (you know, just so I wouldn't get up in … Continue reading A Picture of Myself

When the Candles Were Lit – the story behind the story.

This story is one of those stories that comes suddenly while sitting down trying hard to write something - anything. Initially, it was about Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist. The idea was that her ghost appeared in my studio wanting to paint one last painting. She wouldn't leave so I had to call her husband, … Continue reading When the Candles Were Lit – the story behind the story.

Las Historias de Mi Vida {but not really} OR The Stories of My Life {pero no}: a short story collection in the making

Las Historias de Mi Vida {but not really} OR The Stories of My Life {pero, no} is my first collection of short stories. Where are they coming from? They are coming from my childhood. Things and moments I lived through. Experiences I had, either directly or indirectly. It's me wanting to share my culture, my … Continue reading Las Historias de Mi Vida {but not really} OR The Stories of My Life {pero no}: a short story collection in the making