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About Me


Welcome! I'm a poet, translator, and fiction writer. My poems and poem translations (Spanish to English) have been widely published, and my first collection of poetry, Double Tongues, was published by Tia Chucha Press. My short story "Skies of Blue" won a 2019 Illinois Literary Award, and other short fiction has appeared in various journals. I'm also the co-translator of a bilingual poetry anthology, Astillas de luz/Shards of Light (Tia Chucha Press).


I'm seeking representation for my recently completed novel. The Sparkle Experiment is a romantic comedy about a woman who, feeling invisible at fifty, decides to "sparkle" while on vacation in England—and who then has to face the consequences of her decision, from good to bad to ridiculous.