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I’m a BIG sports fan. My favorites are baseball, football and tennis. But, I’ll pretty much watch almost any sport. The energy, the excitement, even the agony.  All those emotions are fodder for a writer.

I got my love of baseball from my mom’s side of the family. In Puerto Rico baseball is HUGE!  One of my prized sports possessions is the authentic Puerto Rico jersey from the World Baseball Classic my two older daughters gave me as a gift. Every March, I live for MLB spring training and the start of another year of Chicago Cubs baseball!

I got my love of football from my dad’s side.  My Texas relatives live and breathe football—Go Cowboys!  Check out my dad’s hometown of San Antonio and fall in love with our vibrant culture.

As a University of Florida alum, I’m proud to say there’s no better college team than my Gators! You know those crazy fans with painted faced? Well, I’m proud to say I’ve been one.

But greater than sports is my love for my family and friends.

No man is an island… John Donne wrote that in 1624, meaning humans can’t thrive alone.  That may not be true for everyone, but I certainly know it’s true for me—as a writer and a person.

I value my friends and I hope you’ll be interested in meeting some of them who are also writers.  Check out the links below to connect with a few of my amigas and writing groups.

4 Chicas Chat-– an author-reader Facebook group I created with three close amigas. In the 4 Chicas Chat space we celebrate life, love, and the romance industry…with a Latinx flavor. Join Mia Sosa, Sabrina Sol, Alexis Daria, and me…we’d love you to swing by our casa and chat with us! And look for #LatinxRom to connect with us and other Latinx romance authors via social media outlets

Fiction From the HeartA Facebook another author-reader group hosted by eleven other romance & women’s fiction authors and me. It’s one more place where you can find me and some friends, chatting about writing and life. Come get to know us a little better!

Some of my first Golden Heart® sisters—members of the 2003 Wet Noodle Posse

Debra Holland     Stephanie Feagan      Diane Gaston         Trish Milburn         Trish Morey              
MJ Fredrick          Janice Lynn                  Colleen Gleason     Theresa Ragan       Norah Wilson          
Tori Scott

My amazing home RWA chapter:  www.firstcoastromancewriters.com

Check out the Published Authors page to find out about our fabulous published authors who are all inspiring women!

My 2012 Golden Heart® sisters– the Firebirds

www.ghfirebirds.com — This website it’s a celebration of strength of spirit and will to succeed despite the odds. Check it out for info on more fabulous writers and women!

Meet some of my 2015 Golden Heart® sisters– the Dragonflies

Mia Sosa     Kelly Siskind     Marnee Blake     Brynn Kelly

Alexa Rowan    Laurie Benson      Sara Portman      Renee Ann Miller

 Tara Sheets      Pamela Kopfler    Caroline Bradley    Seana Kelly

 A few of the amazing authors who are part of the SETON HILL UNIVERSITY WRITING POPULAR FICTION (SHU WPF) family:

Rachell Nichole        Mary Karlik            Nicole Peeler
Lee Tobin McClain           Tonya Burrows

It’s always fun to share in celebrating milestones with fellow writers. In 2017 I was lucky to have the 17 Scribes . We were all debut authors, cheering each other on throughout the year! Check out our website to see who else had a 2017 new debut novel!

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