Writing: looking backwards at 2013

My debut novel Covering the Sun with My Hand was released in May of 2013 and it’s been a whirlwind for me ever since. My dream of being published with one of the “big” houses wasn’t realized and it was the best thing that could have happened for me. Instead I was invited into a small, new […]

Nuestra Palabra: Having our say

This is more than a brag blog. Sure, I like the look of Nuestra Palabra’s cover photo. In fact, I love it. Look closer. I was interviewed on NP radio the other evening about my book Covering the Sun with My Hand. I’m humbled (yes, I’ve used that same word twice in two weeks) to be interviewed on the […]

Book Release: The Morning After…

I’m finding it really hard to sit down to blog after the release of my book “Covering the Sun with My Hand.”  The last couple of months have been whirlwind.   I’ve had all sorts of plans to post pics and describe the enormous joy I felt around my book launch at La Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem in late […]

Mental Illness Takes a Seat

I’m completing some suggested revisions for my novel Covering the Sun with My Hand that is about a family dealing with mental illness. In my story, Julia Acevedo, Rene’s twin, tells how she and her parents manage the unexpected diagnosis and a subsequent extreme life change when they find out Rene has schizophrenia. Many people […]