Awards and Praise

2014 National Indie Excellence® Award winner. 2015 International Latino Book Award Finalist 2015 CLASP Américas Award Commended Title A School Library Journal Top 10 Latino Books of 2014 pick. A [...]

Upcoming Events

I hope to meet you this fall at one of these upcoming events! Texas Teen Book Festival Austin, Texas September 26th, 2015 Click here for more information Bar Harbor Book Festival Bar Harbor, [...]

Publishers Weekly Review

In the “wow, this is really happening,” category of this whole experience, The Secret Side of Empty has been reviewed by Publishers Weekly! I was shopping for bedding in preparation [...]

A moment of bliss

There are snapshots your mind takes that you hold on to forever.  One, for me, was the night my daughter was born.  The hubbub of her birth was over, her father had gone home, and finally it was [...]

Blog named Top 10!

The day I signed my book deal, I returned to my desk to find an email letting me know that my dating blog, 51 First Dates After Divorce, has been named one of the Top 10 Best Dating After Divorce [...]

And the title is…

Oh, come on, you know I can’t just blurt it out. As you may know, the working title for my YA novel was Illegal.  It was its title before it was even a YA novel.  Then, when I got the notes [...]

Breaking up is hard to do

A few years ago, I broke up with a woman I really loved and whom I’d hoped would be in my life forever. No, it wasn’t like THAT. (I only led you on to get your attention). But I did love her, and [...]

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