A Little Bit About Me…

I’ve been writing since second grade, when Sister Mary Earl of the Dominican Order, convinced me–much to my mother’s chagrin–that I wrote better than I drew. (My mom always wanted a visual artist in the family.) I’ve been writing ever since.

Mentors

I have studied fiction writing with John Nichols (Milagro Beanfield War) and Rudy Anaya (Bless Me Ultima); nonfiction with Harry Lawton (Willy Boy); and screenwriting with Matthew McDuffie (A Cool, Dry Place). My work has appeared in The Corrales Writers’ Anthology, college journals, California newspapers, Baby Talk and Animal Wellness.

Awards

My fiction has been honored with fellowships at the University of California, Riverside and the University of New Mexico.

My screenwriting and producing (Wax, On the Bus, and Followed) have been honored throughout the festival circuit.

Current Projects

Currently, I am involved with The Corrales Writing Group. Our latest anthology, Love, Sweet to Spicy: A Corrales Writing Group Anthology will be available February 2018.

I am also working on a feature-length screenplay, Real Psychiatrists Use Their Words, based on my short story “End of the Story,” which you can find in Love, Sweet to Spicy. 

I am a mother of two, a grandmother of two, and I live in New Mexico with way too many animals. I have those who live indoors: four dogs, six cats, and one cockatiel; and those who live outdoors: three horses, one donkey, seven goats, ten ducks, and five Bantam chickens.