Category Archives: Fictional Characters

Invertebrates is Finally Here!

My new novel Invertebrates is now available for 99 cents on the Kindle and Nook! It follows the story of a minor character from my first novel, Ernesto Sandoval. After a near-death experience and a dangerous brush with a child … Continue reading

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February Flash Fiction: Gloria to God in the Highest

This month, I’ve decided to share some of my flash fiction with you from my book Destined for Greatness and Other Stories. Enjoy! Gloria to God in the Highest For the first time, Gloria felt free to wear a dress … Continue reading

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By Any Other Name, Would The Character Be The Same?

I’ve never really liked my name. When I was really young, I couldn’t pronounce it. Later, in elementary school, I had  a heck of a time spelling it. In secondary school, I got teased because of it. At that point, … Continue reading

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From Snarky to Compassionate With a Simple Change in Person

I am a super fan of the Olympics. Specifically, I adore the winter games. Even as a child, I would make it a point to watch every sport I could during that two-week span of Olympic coverage on television. Back … Continue reading

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Eighteen Months of Good Books

Although it has not been exactly a year since I put out my first book, Fragile Creatures, it feels almost as though it is. Since I put out that first book, I’ve put out a second book, Destined for Greatness … Continue reading

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No Matter How You Try, You Can Never Go Back

Last year, my husband and I had this crazy idea that we would go to Europe for summer vacation. We wanted to visit several cities, mostly in Spain, and we wanted to take our child along. I studied in Spain … Continue reading

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Correctly Naming the Problem

Sometimes it’s difficult to speak honestly about one’s challenges. Recently, I attended a conference at school with one of my child’s teachers. She said that said child is doing very well academically. Assignments are handed in on time and usually … Continue reading

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