Daydreamer of Messy Love Stories

On Puerto Rico

Learn about my culture and heritage

On Being a Puerto Rican Expat

An essay version of this post appears on The Caribbean Writer, Volume 34: Dignity, Power, and Place in the Caribbean Space. This week saw a

On Germany

How to Survive in Germany

For Readers

Short Stories

Single, Not Alone - A Short Story

Single, not Alone: A Short Story

Below is a short story based on themes explored in my debut, ONE TOUGH COOKIE. It is included as a chapter in the novel, but here, it’s from the perspective of Marisa, one

The Jealousy Game - A Short Story

The Jealousy Game: A Short Story

Below is a short story I entered to the 2018 Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition. The challenge was to use the first and last lines from another story and make them your own.

On Writing

Tips on writing and traditional publishing

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How I Got My First Book Deal

After two books and six years, I finally got a book deal! My debut novel, ONE TOUGH COOKIE, comes out on July 18. Here’s how

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The Faith to Keep Going

Note: This essay originally appeared on the Writer Fairys website on September 24, 2019. Since that website has ceased to exist, I’m posting it here

How I Got My Agent

How I Got My Agent

I’ve read so many of these posts and now I finally get to write one! Here’s the story of how I got my agent, plus

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How I Wrote ONE TOUGH COOKIE

Update January, 2023: I changed the title of this post to reflect that my second novel eventually became my debut novel, ONE TOUGH COOKIE. In

Inspiration

Life Lessons and Musings

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The Faith to Keep Going

Note: This essay originally appeared on the Writer Fairys website on September 24, 2019. Since that website has ceased to exist, I’m posting it here

On Travel

Places I've
Visited