November? What happened to October? September is the last time I posted here. I’ve thought about creating a newsletter that would consolidate all the news, events and literary activities that I was involved with during Hispanic Heritage month. I wax and wane about blogging. It’s somehow been great for my novel writing. It helps- just… Read More


2014 was my second year joining in as an author at the Brooklyn Book Festival. If you’ve never been there it’s almost impossible to imagine the number of people and books that line the streets. It was almost just as hard for me to believe that I was actually taking part in such a wonderful event.… Read More


When is the angst over? Does Joyce Carol Oates wring her hands in secret? Does Stephen King pace before contacting his publisher or during the editing process? Probably not. I dutifully sit with my editor line editing my mystery Do No Harm that is slated to be published by Aignos Publishing Co. in 2015.  I admit I… Read More


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Candle light? Guitar strumming in the background? A glass of fine wine? It would be great if that had been the ambience the first time I read in public. Instead, it was at a bookstore in NYC. Bright lights, empty seats, and my nerves tangled into one complex ball of feverish belly fire. It’s only… Read More


Change happens whether we want it or not. There are other powers out there that impact our lives. My spouse said “God is a great technologist” as we drove past the Delaware Water Gap. I agreed as I said, as I always do, “Wow, this is like being in 3D!” It’s my private joke since… Read More


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La Pluma y La Tinta presents When Brooklyn Was Brooklyn Join us for an evening of great reads Saturday May 17th, 2014 Lit Crawl: The Brazen Head (21+) 228 Atlantic Avenue, 7 – 8PM hosted by Raquel Penzo Featuring: Blu Daniels Alicia Anabel Santos Rebeca Lois Lucret Theresa Varela  … Read More


PYT April14

Come join us at 4pm on April 27, 2014 at Simplicity Wine Bar 310 Malcolm X Blvd. Brooklyn, NY 11223 The New Voices Series Reading Anthology will be available for purchase. I’m happy to have a short story included in the anthology.      … Read More


Nancy Arroyo Ruffin

I welcome Nancy Arroyo Ruffin to my blog.  Her passion for life and writing are inspiring! The message here is that you can’t keep it unless you give it away! What are your genre and your intended audience? I have self-published two poetry books (Welcome to Heartbreak and Letters to My Daughter) and I’m expanding… Read More


Hearing creepy little voices

One of the hardest things to combat as a writer has been the awful voice I sometimes hear when I am about to begin a new writing project, while in the middle of a writing project and when I complete a writing project. Lots of my fellow writers have shared their  own experiences of having people say some… Read More