Many of you have asked whether I am still writing, now that I own a small bakery. I am. Today I will finish rewrites on a new young adult novel, and send it off to my new and wonderful agent, Andy Ross. Here’s a taste, the first few paragraphs of the first chapter. I hope […]Read More Yes, I’ve Written a New Book
Next month, I’m taking a very big step and launching my new company, SCONES de NEW MEXICO, a boutique scone bakery specializing in local all-natural New Mexico ingredients and flavors. With just two employees (me and my son) we will be renting out a commercial kitchen, hand-crafting and selling a limited number of scones – […]Read More Latinas! Stop Feeling Guilty for Charging What You’re Worth.
One of my favorite writers of all time is Dean Koontz. I think he’s brilliant, and underrated by the literary establishment. I also think he is smart enough not to care what the elitists think of him; after all, he kills a literary critic in one of his books by having him impaled with a […]Read More You Won’t Believe What I Told My Agent…
Three days ago, I killed my best friend. I didn’t do it myself. I paid a woman $400 to come to my house to do it for me. I held my best friend’s head in my lap, and watched as the woman, a veterinarian, administered first one “medication,” then another. As my best friend’s breathing…just… […]Read More Topaz – Our First Day
In the past week, since I published this post about how I tried to warn people about Junot Diaz more than 10 years ago and was discredited, marginalized and punished for it, and then followed it up with this piece and this piece, I have been heartened by how much the world has changed in […]Read More Can We Talk About Guillermo Grenier Now?