In a nutshell
I write children’s picture books and middle grade novels. I also run a Master Course on Picture Book Writing and Editing, and I offer various Picture Book critique services. I am a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and an active 12×12er. I’m represented by Essie White at Storm Literary Agency.
Originally from Mexico, I have put down roots in the US, France, Japan, and most recently Germany where I reside with my husband and three kids.
At the moment, I’m working on a novel picture books series that depicts science as it really is: an epic adventure, complete with heroes, villains and amazing super powers. Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence is the first book in the series. You can learn more about it at the link below.
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
- Kidlit 411
- 12×12 Challenge
- Rachel Burk’s Resources for Children’s Writers – extensive resources for children’s writers.
The Craft of Writing Well
- 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!