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ARCs Are Here!

A few weeks ago, I received a wonderful surprise: hard-copy advance reader copies of my debut, illustrated by Addy Rivera Sonda (check out her gorgeous portfolio and you might just catch glimpses of Ava Gabriela!)

They’re absolutely beautiful, don’t you think?!

I also learned that the eARC is available through Edelweiss+, which means teachers and librarians will be able to view them!

It’s starting to feel real. In just under four months, Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela! will be out in the world. And while it’s both exciting and terrifying all the same, I just really hope readers will love her as much as I do.

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My debut is on Goodreads and available for pre-order!

Last week was a whirlwind week–of the very best kind! Not only did the announcement for my second children’s book go live, but I discovered that my ownvoices debut Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela!–illustrated by Addie Rivera Sonda and published by Albert Whitman & Company this October 1, 2020–was officially on Goodreads!

It’s also available for preorder at Amazon | B&N | Books & Books | IndieBound!!

To say I’m thrilled is an understatement!!

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It’s been surreal watching this story take flight, from conception to sketches. And I can’t WAIT to share it with all of you!!

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Book 2 coming fall 2021!

I’m so excited to share that my second picture book is coming fall 2021 from Sleeping Bear Press! I can’t wait to share Isabel and Her Colores Go to School with you! I especially excited that this will be a bilingual book!

This was loosely based on my own experience in heading into kindergarten in Queens, New York, knowing only Spanish. While my own experience was a bit more harrowing (I got lost!), the feelings that result from such a language barrier are very much the same.

The wonderfully talented Courtney Dawson will be illustrating, and I can’t wait to see how she brings Isabel to life!