BetweenHereAndGone_coverLARGEWell hi there!

Just to get you started, here’s a little FYI on what you’ll find find around these parts. There’s the obligatory About me page where you find out all my deep dark secrets. (Not really, but you do at least find out whether I love milk or dark chocolate. And what my friends think of me.)

Of course, if you’re here for the books, you’ll get information on When the Stars Go Blue (St. Martin’s Griffin/2010), winner of BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL: 2011 INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARDS, as well as info on my previous novels, Adiós to My Old Life,  It’s Not About the Accent, and Both Sides Now. Also, in coming weeks, I’ll be adding more information about the story to which Publisher’s Weekly gave a starred review, calling it a, “lush portrayal of a joyful, painful, complicated life,” Between Here and Gone coming from Diversion Books on January 12th, 2016.


I can also be found on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram so there are various and sundry ways with which to keep up with me. So please, give me a holler- I do enjoy connecting with people. In the meantime, look around and feel to comment if the spirit moves.




Photo credit: Adam Emperor Southard