¡Hola! I hope everyone caught in the storm is warm and safe, and that everyone is staying healthy. I’m thrilled to announce that, after over six years of dreaming and hustling, my fantasy novel is officially published! As of now, the Kindle version of my book is available to buy here, and the paperback version will be released in a few days! I’m partnering with Bookspring, a literacy nonprofit in Central Texas, so that a portion of the proceeds of my book sales will be donated to their organization. For every copy of my book sold, Bookspring will be able to buy three or more new books to give to families in need.
This project has spanned over a third of my life, and I’m so excited that I’ve reached the finish line, so to speak. Now I begin the new adventure of learning the business side of being an author, and starting on my new projects. I want to thank all of the people who have supported me throughout this process—my family, my friends, and my fellow book lovers and artists. I’m so grateful for everyone who believed in me; I couldn’t have done it without this wonderful community.
As for other updates go, I have a new job as a regular contributor to a magazine called Pipeline Artists, which features and celebrates a wide range of art-related stories. The magazine itself doesn’t exist yet, but is set to launch sometime this March. We’re hard at work preparing, and I’ve already turned in my first article!
I’m looking forward to all the things to come, and I’ll be posting updates to the website more often from now on. Thank you all for reading!
Latinitas Magazine published my article about family and milestones during the time of Coronavirus. For my family, Passover and Easter were the first big holidays impacted by #SocialDistancing, and I wrote about my experience in A Student's Reminder That We Are Stronger Together But Apart. Read the article here!
I am 15 years old, and started my first novel when I was 9, in response to a lack of smart female protagonists, interesting plots, and high-quality writing in the middle-grade genre. I have published an article in Writer’s Digest, “From YA to YEAH: 4 Ways to Keep Teen & Young Adult Readers Hooked,” and am featured in both The New Yorker and LitHub in cartoons by Bob Eckstein. I'm now working to get my debut fantasy, The Shadow in Her Pocket, published. When I’m not writing, I’m a sophomore in high school and a rock musician.