Katherine Valdez

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Katherine Valdez is author of the award-winning stories “Head For The Hills” and “Your Average, Everyday Hero” at Zathom.com, flash fiction "Expiration Date" in the anthology Baby Shoes: 100 Stories by 100 Authors (Amazon), the essay "Voice Lessons" (Pooled Ink: Celebrating NCW's 2014 Contest Winners), flash fiction "The Monster In Her Bedroom" (Havok Magazine Issue 1.1), and the short story "Little Red Riding Hood Seeks Vengeance" (Open Doors: Fractured Fairy Tales).

She blogs about movies, books, and embarrassing encounters with best-selling authors at www.KatherineValdez.com (“The Effect of Andrew McCarthy on the Female Brain" and "Close Encounters with David Sedaris" (Writers Digest/Chuck Sambuchino's Guide to Literary Agents Blog) and
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In THE POET X by Elizabeth Acevedo, Word Worrier Grows Into Her Power

The Poet X
by Elizabeth Acevedo





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A teenager in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world.





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Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body crew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

But Xiomara (see-oh-MAH-ruh) has plenty s...

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“So when she looked in the mirror one day, and saw the beginning of thorny protrusions on her legs, a slight greenish tinge to her skin, she sighed.

It was inevitable. - The Monster In Her Bedroom, Havok Magazine, Issue 1.1”
Katherine Valdez

“She'd fall back asleep dreaming of hurricanes whipping the palm trees around her childhood home, trying to run from the Godzilla-sized beast that rushed to devour her. But her feet were stuck in invisible cement. As she struggled to scream, she'd startle awake and feel the staccato beats of her heart thumping double-time.

Only then would she remember: she brought him into this world.

- The Monster In Her Bedroom, Havok Magazine, Issue 1.1”
Katherine Valdez

“When life expectancy hit 95 years of age, married people around the world shouted, "Enough!" And just like that, the institution of marriage was reinvented.”
Katherine Valdez, Baby Shoes: 100 Stories by 100 Authors

“When people fall in love, they burst into flames.”
Jandy Nelson, I'll Give You the Sun
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“Is it always like that?" I ask, breathless. “No,” he says. “It's never like that.” I hear the wonder in his voice. And just like that, everything changes.”
Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

“If I could, I would kiss him every second of every day. For all the days.”
Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

“Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy,” Wren said. “It’s the noblest, like, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for.”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

“Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you've been in before - you will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall, the books on the shelves, the contents of drawers: You could find your way around in the dark if you had to.”
Jandy Nelson, I'll Give You the Sun

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