4/26/14 - Hi Everyone, today I will be reading and signing my children's books at the 4th Annual East Harlem Children's Book Festival located La Casa Azul Bookstore in NYC, from 11am to 4pm. There will be many favorite local authors and illustrators at this free event featuring storybooks, storytellers, book signings, music, art and dance! The festival is a celebration of children, families, community, and literacy.This is a free, rain-or-shine event that offers many additional fun activities throughout the day.
4/21/14 - I am honored to be included in this year's Communication Arts Magazine 55th Illustration Annual, with a full spread of my artwork from my children’s book, Round is a Tortilla, inside. (pgs: 124-125) Only 168 of 4,362 entries were selected, making the Illustration Annual one of the most exclusive illustration competitions in the world.
4/17/14 - I happy to be a featured author in a new series called “Cuentos… discovering the person behind the stories” on the wonderful blog site, Lucha Libros. Hope you check it out.
4/15/14 - In celebrating this years Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros, I am grateful again to be contributing an article for the Día Blog Hop, sponsored by Latinas for Latino Lit. The article can be view at ModernMami.com, an award-winning lifestyle blog covering parenting stories, Latino culture, and concerns of working mothers, with a focus on work-life balance.
3/24/14 - I am very honored and super excited to see both, Green is a Chile Pepper and Round is a Tortilla, listed as finalist for The 2014 International Latino Book Awards: Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book (English) & Best Educational Children’s Picture Book (English), produced by Latino Literacy Now, an organization co-founded by Edward James Olmos and Kirk Whisler, and co-presented by Las Comadres para las Americas and Reforma, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos.
2/18/14 - I am proud to announce my new children's book, Green is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors, is now available for purchase online and in stores. I will be signing and displaying original illustrations from my new book at La Casa Azul Bookstore in New York City on March 8th, for the Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros reading celebration.
2/1/14 - Thank you to The Good Long Road for including Round is a Tortilla on their 10 Best Multicultural Children's Books We Read in 2013. It also made one of the Best Sellers at La Casa Azul Bookstore, 2013.