In a nutshell

I was born and grew up in Mexico city. Since then, I have had the great privilege and opportunity of living in a number of other places I have come to call home: the US, Japan, France, and most recently Germany. I currently live in the Chicagoland area where I keep myself busy with lots of words and big ideas (both in my job as a lawyer and author).

My writerly self focuses on picture books and middle grade novels. I also offer a Master Course on Picture Book Writing and Editing and Picture Book critique services.

I’m a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and an active 12×12er. Rep’ed by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

Find me on Facebook or Twitter @kwrites3.

Super Awesome upcoming project:

Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence started as a great idea to honor an exceptional woman. In 2017, the Marie Curie Alumni Association brought me on board to write a book about Marie Curie. We launched a fundraising campaign for the book, and it exceeded our wildest expectations. It also caught the interest of one very special publisher who helped us take this book to an entirely new level.

Coming April 2020, Sourcebooks will be publishing the first book in the Super Science Heroes series in which we depict science as it really is – an epic adventure, complete with heroes, villains, and amazing superpowers.



Favorite Online Resources

Over the years, I’ve relied on a number of excellent resources to guide me in this wonderful journey. These are some of my favorites.

Writing for Children

The Craft of Writing Well

PB Resources



  • Query Shark – excellent advice on what makes a good (and bad) query.
  • Agent Query Connect – forum for all things query, including critiquing.
  • Query Tracker – quick and dirty stats on agents’ query response times and comments.
  • Preditors & Editors – educate yourself on the good (and bad) agents out there.
  • Absolute Write – everything you ever wanted to know about specific agents and publishers.
  • Literary Rambles – comprehensive and insightful Agent interviews and other goodies.
  • Sub It Club – FB group for all questions about submissions

Hope this helps!

Your turn!

I’d love to hear from you! Feel free me drop me a line.