About Me

I was born and grew up in Mexico city. Since then, I have had the great privilege and opportunity to live in a number of places I have come to call home: the U.S., Japan, France, and most recently Germany. I currently live in the Chicagoland area where I keep myself busy with lots of words and big ideas (both in my job as a lawyer and author).

My writerly self focuses on picture books and middle grade novels. I also offer a Master Course on Picture Book Writing and Editing and Picture Book critique services.

I’m proud to be a part of the wonderful collective of Latinx writers and illustrators, Las Musas. My amazing agent is Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

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Resources for Writers

Over the years, I’ve relied on a number of excellent resources to guide me in this wonderful journey. These are some of my favorites:

Writing for Children

The Craft of Writing Well

Picture Book Resources

Grammar

Queries

  • Query Shark – excellent advice on what makes a good (and bad) query.
  • Agent Query Connect – forum for all things query, including critiquing.
  • Query Tracker – quick stats on agents’ query response times and comments.
  • Preditors & Editors – educate yourself on the good (and bad) agents out there.
  • Absolute Write – everything you ever wanted to know about specific agents and publishers.
  • Johnell Dewitt – excellent author and agent interviews
  • Literary Rambles – comprehensive and insightful Agent interviews and other goodies.
  • Sub It Club – FB group for all questions about submissions