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Past Racial Violence Shaped Today’s Inequities

This CNN article describes multiple instances of racial violence in the US resulting in property loss, economic loss and the murder of innocent citizens, including the massacre at Porvenir, Texas, on January 28, 1918, in which Texas Rangers, US Cavalry … Continue reading

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Gazpacho with Fresh Herbs–Perfect for Summer

With summer coming, I thought I’d try to make my first-ever gazpacho. When I told my daughter what I was making (cold tomato soup), she wrinkled her nose and shook her head. You know the look. Well, it came out … Continue reading

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Asian American K-12 Tools & Information

One of the coolest webpages I’ve seen in recent memory, and a much needed one. Click on the image to check out the site with its varied and easy to use resources.

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Chances in Disguise and the Blurb!

My 2nd young adult historical fiction, the sequel to Evangelina Takes Flight, now has an official title: Chances in Disguise (which happens to be the title I gave it early on in the writing process). And here’s the 1-paragraph blurb: … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Mexican Style Roast Potatoes (and a book update!)

Okay, the title here is a bit misleading because I’m going to start with the book update. The publication date for the Evangelina Takes Flight sequel is October 31, 2021. Woo hoo! It’s now in the copy editing phase (3 … Continue reading

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Evangelina Takes Flight Sequel Coming Fall 2021 With an Afterword by John Morán González

The Evangelina Takes Flight sequel is set for publication by Arte Público Press–Piñata Books, in fall 2021. You may wonder why I refer to it as the “Evangelina Takes Flight Sequel.” When an author sells their manuscript to a traditional … Continue reading

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I’m Lost. Again. And Don’t Tell Me I Should Look at a Map!

Okay, this post has nothing to do with my author life. It DOES have to do with a little known psychological condition from which I suffer. It’s called: “ABSOLUTELY-NO-DAMN-SENSE-OF-DIRECTION-SYNDROME,” and to me, it’s as real as the bad taste you … Continue reading

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My Groundbreaking Publisher – Arte Público Press

Thought I’d share this terrific article from the Houstonian magazine about my groundbreaking publisher, Arte Público Press and its founder, Dr. Nicolás Kanellos. “As a child, Nicolás Kanellos couldn’t find books that accurately portrayed his Hispanic heritage. As an adult, … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Listen Or Do You Want to Be Right?

You may think you’re a good listener, but are you really? When someone is talking, are you listening to UNDERSTAND or to REPLY?   Think about it. If someone is talking to you about something emotional on a topic that … Continue reading

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Recipe – Zesty Chicken Soup

Hola from Houston, Texas! I am in Houston visiting my folks and doing the cooking while I’m here, which is fine by me! I love cooking and baking as much as I do writing. (First draft done of my sequel … Continue reading

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