Has my "Poem with a line from the Desert Fathers" in it. Lovely photography portfolio featured. Two other newspaper folks have contributions to this issue: Joseph O'Brien, staff writer for the Catholic Times (the newspaper of the Diocese of La Crosse, WI) and Matthew Lickona, staff writer for the weekly San Diego Reader.
I was born in Bangkok, Thailand -- the daughter of a Mexican-Guatemalan artist and an American businessman. I grew up in Guatemala, and moved to the United States when I was 15. I studied filmmaking and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y., which -- it has to be saMy novel, Ink, was published by Crossed Genres in October of 2012. (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...)
I was born in Bangkok, Thailand -- the daughter of a Mexican-Guatemalan artist and an American businessman. I grew up in Guatemala, and moved to the United States when I was 15. I studied filmmaking and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y., which -- it has to be said -- suited me for none (and every one) of the occupations I've plied since.
I've done stints as everything from art gallery assistant to the director of a historic opera house, but eventually found my way, permanently, to newspapers. I've been staff writer, production coordinator, editor and managing editor at a string of local weekly newspapers in New York and Pennsylvania; I briefly edited a monthly magazine as well. I'm currently the managing editor at Philadelphia's largest Spanish-language newspaper, Al Día news.I'm something of a social media enthusiast, at both work and play, and habitually haunt the Latinos in Social Media twitter party (#latism) and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Chat (#sffwrtcht).
In addition to news, I write speculative fiction and poetry. My poetry has appeared in Dappled Things, Graham House Review, We'Moon, La Bloga's Floricanto online, Scheherezade's Bequest at Cabinet des Fees and is slated to appear in an upcoming issue of Bull Spec. My fiction has appeared in Crossed Genres #24 and in the Fat Girl in a Strange Land and Crossed Genres Year Two anthologies and is slated to appear in upcoming issues of GUD magazine and Strange Horizons.
Though my favorite place in the world is a small log cabin in the Central New York woods, I live in a charming, dilapidated old farmhouse about an hour outside of Philadelphia, with my husband (a diehard Minnesota Twins fan) and a brilliant and cantankerous teenage daughter who refuses to speak Spanish though her pronunciation is perfect....more