Latina writer of books for kids of all ages.


January 15, 2015, Ratcliffe Elementary School parent meeting, 6 – 7:30 PM, Highland Park, VA.

January 26 – 30, 2015, Author residency with Fort Smith Schools in Arkansas.

February 24 – 25, 2015, John Tyler Community College Literary Fest, Richmond, VA, Details TBA

March 11- 15, 2015, Cherokee HS and Southern Breezes SCBWI Spring Mingle, Atlanta, GA

March 21, 2015, Virginia Festival of the Book, introducing Kate DiCamillo at .

April 8 – 11, 2015, AWP Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Tackling Tragedy in Young Adult Fiction, with Cecil Castellucci Swati Avasthi, and Matt de la Pena. Moderated by Lilliam Rivera.

April 24, 2015, Skype visit to Peters Township High School, Pennsylvania, 1:30 PM

April 25, 2015, Books Alive Conference, Washington Independent Review of Books, Bethesda, Maryland

April 26 – 27, Loudon County Public Schools (It’s All Write Contest; Park View High School, and Rust Library)

May 11, 2015, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, keynote speaker for Fifth annual Dia celebration

May 27 – 29, 2015, Book Expo America, Javits Center (signing schedule to be announced)

May 27, 2015, Queens Public Library, Flushing Branch at Main Street and Kissena Boulevard (By invitation)

May 28, 2015, Cornelia Connelly Center, 220 East 4th Street, NYC (By invitation)

May 31, 2015 We Need Diverse Books panel with Jacqueline Woodson, Libba Bray, David Levithan, Sherman Alexie, Book Con, Javits Center, NYC

June 10, 2015, Visits to Seneca and Sterling Middle School, Sterling, VA

June 17, 2015, Girls of Summer Fifth Anniversary Party, Richmond Public Library, Main branch

September 13, 2015 Book launch for Mango, Abuela and Me, and Grandparent’s Day Celebration, BBGB Books, Richmond, VA

September 18, 2015 Mansfield Book Festival, Mansfield, Texas

September 26, 2016, We Need Diverse Books, Baltimore Book Festival via Enoch Pratt Free Library Children’s Stage, Baltimore, MD

September 29, 2015, Association of American Publishers Banned Book presentation, HousingWorks, NYC


October 1, 2015, lecture, Steinhardt School at New York University, NYC

October 3, 2015, workshop on mentoring new Latino voices in children’s lit, Las Comadres Writers Conference at the New School, NYC

October 4 – 6, 2015 school residencies, Hot Spring Arkansas Public Schools, AK

October 13, 2015, Kaywell Award ceremony, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

October 15 – 18, Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas

October 22, 2015, School visit, Tree of Life School, Fredericksburg, VA


November 5, 2015, Bookstore visit en español, Politics & Prose, Washington DC

November 13 – 15, Y’all Fest, Charleston, SC

November 19 -22, 2015, panelist/presenter, National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention (ALAN, USBBY, We Need Diverse Books, and other panels), Minneapolis, MN


December 10, 2015, Children’s Book Guild of Washington DC, guest speaker for luncheon, Washington, DC

Dec 11, 2015 Mullen Elementary School, Manassass, Virginia

December 13, 2015, Brew Ho-Ho, Hardywood Craft Park Brewery, Richmond, VA.

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