Here’s a quick update on upcoming events I will be a part of starting in June! I have been taking a break since my long trip to Portland in March. I finally feel my energy back in balance so I can focus on my creative pursuits and all the work that goes into self-promotion as an indie author.
I am going to join some incredible writers in June for the LatinX Writers Showcase at Café Mayapan in El Paso, Tx. The event starts at 7pm.
Happy Halloween to everyone! I dressed as the universe this past Saturday and tonight, I am going to be a witch. There’s thunder and lightning outside. It feels like the perfect weather for today. I want to document what I have done the past three months because I am super grateful for the opportunities and for the outpouring of love from other writers.
In August, I was the opening reader for Amber Tamblyn, who is an activist, a phenomenal author, and an actor. It was wonderful hearing her read and speak about her new book, ANY MAN.
Recently, I have been working on experimental fiction and non-fiction pieces. I have compiled my new works into Interstellar Bruja Vol. 2. I wrote on break-ups, friendship, queerness, being brown and weird, trauma, and moving on from toxic people.
I have decided to pursue my dream of becoming a writing worksop teacher and magnificent people in the El Paso community have reached out to me to help me teach my second workshop ever at UTEP next month. I am beyond thrilled. I know it is going to be a lot of hard work, but I am ready to take on the challenge. Continue reading “Upcoming Readings and Workshops”→
Thanks so much to Laura Diaz de Arce for this gorgeous review of Itzá.
“Itzá is not censored, nor does it hold itself back. It follows generations of water witches, shifting through time and narration while doing so. The book itself is a difficult read—not only because of its subject matter, but also because the language is deliberately poetic. The narrative moves around, and with short chapters, the focus jumps from one anecdote to another in rapid succession. It’s difficult to parse what is lyrical embellishment, what are fantastical elements, and what is “real” to the story. But the result is wonderfully organic, beautiful, and heart-aching.”