Me – the illustrated version
I was 12 years old when I discovered the amazing novels written by Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Following their example, I decided journalism was the best career choice for someone who wanted to tell stories. Since then, my work has appeared in CNN, HLN, In Session on truTV (Court TV) and EFE International News Agency. I have reported on domestic and international events but nothing compared to the thrill of finishing my first fiction manuscript.
I am a native of Puerto Rico and a practicing Buddhist.
Things that make me smile: a meditation retreat, cooking for people I love, traveling somewhere new, staying home on a rainy day, Seinfeld re-runs, playing board games, ice cream sundaes with *all* the toppings, books with funny lines, when my husband suggests EVERY single time that my male protagonists should be based on him.
Other very important stuff you should know before we become friends:
I make an amazing flan (really, ask anyone).
I spent three months in Orlando covering the Casey Anthony trial. I also went to Peru to chase after Joran van der Sloot. My knowledge of violent crimes would surprise you.
Our family was featured in Season 2 of Buying and Selling with the Property Brothers. It was awesome.
I went to the same Catholic school from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Enough said.
I am an Island girl. Born and raised in Puerto Rico. I was riding on boats before I was even born.
This is my family. The first time I met my future step-kids, it was during a “friendly” family football game. I ended up in the hospital with an almost concussion and a bent spine. They don’t let me play football anymore.
I’m a cat person.