Musically Spoken

Music has always been part of my life. I’ve always loved playing piano and singing. During my college years I used to participate in a student group that put on cover concerts at school. It was so much fun, those are definitely some of my dearest memories from those happy years. Afterwards, I had theContinue reading “Musically Spoken”

Writing and Illustrating Picture Books

In this post I’ll give you an insight on how the authors and illustrators work “together” to create a picture book. I’ll be talking specifically about my experience with Santiago’s Dinosaurios. Please consider that the process might be different with other publishers. When I signed up my contract with Albert Whitman & Co. in MarchContinue reading “Writing and Illustrating Picture Books”

R&R: My Experience

Last week, while I was brainstorming which theme I should write about for this post, I worked on the edition of an interview I did with author Anna Orenstein-Cardona for the Las Musas blog. During our conversation, we talked about Anna’s soon to be published picture book, The Tree of Hope, and she also sharedContinue reading “R&R: My Experience”

Our Writing Processes: Mariana Ríos

I’ve really enjoyed reading about the writing processes of my fellow Path2Pub contributors this month. It’s been very interesting to get to know more about them and what’s behind their journeys as writers. Something I’ve learned from each of their posts is that everyone has a special way of writing that works well for eachContinue reading “Our Writing Processes: Mariana Ríos”

A Piece of Myself

One of the things I love the most about being a writer is the piece of myself that goes into every one of my picture book stories. By doing this, a very special connection is created with each manuscript in a unique way. Over the past two years I have created several stories. One ofContinue reading “A Piece of Myself”

Why do I write?

Ten days ago, on April 8th, I had my first school visit as a children’s book author, and it was amazing. Even though my debut book is coming out until October, I was invited to talk to four 2nd grade classes as part of Legacy Day in my kids’ elementary. I was thrilled when IContinue reading “Why do I write?”

Querying my debut Picture Book

Today I want to share the query letter that helped me get my debut picture book published. In this case, the query wasn’t intended for an agent (although I followed the same structure that I used when querying for an agent). This letter was written for an editor who liked one of my pitches inContinue reading “Querying my debut Picture Book”

The Value of Critique Partners

One of the very first things I learned when I began my writing journey was the value of having critique partners. I never suspected back then how much I’d be relying on these writers to share the ups and downs of this unexpected path as years have gone by.  In January 2018 my dream ofContinue reading “The Value of Critique Partners”