“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”
― Madeleine L'Engle
A Bit About Me
The question of what made me decide to be a writer is always a difficult one for me because I've always been a person who told stories. Some of my earliest memories involve making up characters and even entire worlds. So, I usually say it was inevitable that I would become a writer.
But that's not really an answer, is it?
The reason I so frequently avoid that question is because the event that precipitated my ultimate decision to become a writer was the death of my brother. We spent much of our early childhoods telling each other stories. It was one of the things we did when it was just us. For just us. He was wildly creative and always amazed me. Later we bonded over stories we both adored. So many of the works that are important to who I am are because of him and his generosity. He not only loved to create stories, but he loved to share them.
So now I tell you the stories I might have told him. I hope you enjoy them.
I want to be remembered as a storyteller who shared the things she loved with anyone who cared to stop and listen.
My Writing Career So Far
December 2022 – Present
September 2022 – Present
April 2022 – Present
July 2020 – September 2022
January 2019 – January 2022
January 2021 - June 2021
February 2018 – May 2021
April 2016 – December 2016
Freelance Writer for Asmadi Games– Writing for 1001 Odysseys game. Genre: humorous science fiction/exploration.
Acquiring Editor for Android Press– Acquiring and editing novels and novellas for science fiction & fantasy publisher.
Freelance Editor for Kobold Press– Edit D&D 5th edition adventures in Tome of Beasts III Lairs and Tales from the Wastes for consistency, playability, and content.
Co-Editor-in-Chief and Co-Publisher of Constelación Magazine – Manage writers, editors, and translators to publish a quarterly electronic bilingual speculative fiction magazine. Edit and proofread stories in Spanish and English.
Guest Editor for Solarpunk Magazine All-BIPOC Special Edition - Colorful Roots - Select stories for publication and suggest edits.
Content Contributor for Lightspeed Magazine – Conduct author interviews for publication in Lightspeed Magazine.
Editor-in-Training Mentee at Tessera Editorial – Learn about and gain hands-on experience with various aspects of editing in the world of publishing.
Submissions Editor and Proofreader for Uncanny Magazine () – Read submissions and recommend whether Uncanny Magazine should publish stories. Read fiction and non-fiction for typos and formatting errors.
Proofreader for special issues of Lightspeed, Fantasy, and Nightmare Magazines - People of Color Destroy Science Fiction – Read fiction and non-fiction for typos and formatting errors.
2018 - February 2022
2015 - present
Dream Foundry – Board Member; February 2022 - present Board President
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Member
2021 Samuel R. Delany Fellowship - Longlist
My first language was Spanish. Then English. Then Portuguese.
I have been to the places both of my parents were born, on two different continents.
I have raised chickens from eggs, milked cows, and midwifed horses.
I have had at least one dog since I was four years old.
I believe that love always wins.