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Blog tour, day 4

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Today’s “stop” on the blog tour is at Confessions of an Inner Aspen.  I just love the concept of an “inner” self, a secret self which we don’t reveal to the world, and it inspired my guest post about my “inner illegal.”  Check it out by clicking here. Also read about the inspiration behind The […]

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Thanks for all the birthday wishes!

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I had a great birthday celebration.  It’s not quite over, since I have lunch with my fabulous agent tomorrow and a happy hour with some of my coolest peeps this coming Tuesday night.   Happy hour is in the Library Hotel at a rooftop bar called Bookmarks, which I thought was an appropriate place to […]

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Blog tour, day 3

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Today, The Secret Side of Empty gets spotlighted in Click here to read on Reese’s Reviews. Also:  five things about Secret Side that might surprise you!  Read it here at Bex-n-Books. Come by tomorrow for next stops.  And welcome all you new readers stopping by thanks to the tour!

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Blog tour, day 2!

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Here’s a guest post I did about one of my big influences (in life and in writing).  Click here to read it on Take Me Away – a book blog. Also, on today’s second stop, I write about how music influenced The Secret Side of Emtpy.  Click here.  

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Gotta love the “Superman is an Immigrant” campaign

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I have always had a thing for Superman.  I remember going to see the original Christopher Reeve movie when I was 8 years old and being enthralled.  I mean, tights, people.  And truth, justice and the American way.  What’s not to love? The irony did not strike me until I saw this campaign by Define […]

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The blog tour begins!

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I wanted to start my blog tour today, on my birthday.  I am one of the few grown-ups I know who still takes delight in her birthday as if I’m turning 5 instead of my actual age.  Balloons and silly hats?  Bring it on.  Getting the word out about The Secret Side of Empty was […]

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Why the Cheerios Ad is important

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Last week, a Cheerios ad with a biracial family made some waves due to the racist comments it elicited on YouTube.  It reminded us that race and different cultural backgrounds are still hot-button issues in America. I distinctly remember when Jennifer Lopez – with her then-seemingly-incongruous American/Latina name – burst onto the scene.  It was […]

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I love it when the future President of the United States has a sense of humor

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It seems that Hillary Clinton finally joined the Twittersphere.  Her bio is priceless.  My favorite part?  The TBD.  Click here to read it.

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June 2, 2013 – The New York Daily News, probably one of the first newspapers I ever read, did a piece on me and the story behind The Secret Side of Empty.  Pretty cool! Read it here:  New York Daily News piece on Maria Andreu and The Secret Side of Empty. PS- it’s in the […]

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Living the dream

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I once heard that life is about being dissatisfied.  The thinking goes it’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Dissatisfaction is what drives progress.  Dissatisfaction with foraging led to agriculture.  Dissatisfaction with the horse and buggy led to automobiles. If that’s true, I have had a good run at chronic dissatisfaction (making me an engine of […]

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