I am a novelist and travel writer. After graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Masters in Fine Arts, I was determined to create a career out of writing…
…and that’s what I did.
I've had several creative writing pieces published on Cigale Literary Magazine, Scissortale Review, and two book reviews published on Colorado Review. My novel, SECRETS OF THE CASA ROSADA, was published by Arte Publico Press October 31, 2018 and has received accolades like the 2019 NACCS Tejas Foco Young Adult Fiction Award and Kirkus Reviews’ Best of YA Books 2018. I'm represented by Mary C. Moore of Kimberley Cameron & Associates and have upcoming publications in PALABRITAS and the LatinX Archive.
My travel writing career has included writing hotel features and reviews for Oyster.com, Trip.com, and Cyties, as well as a Dallas guide for an HMP Communications, LLC conference. I also worked as a Content & Brand Strategist for The Next Family, Shira Gill Home, and Susan Howard Fitness.
My portfolio consists of mostly travel and culture articles that have appeared in: Travel + Leisure, TravelPulse, Architectural Digest, Oyster, Hotels.com, Matador Network, Amuse (VICE), Fodor's Travel, Shermans Travel, Texas Lifestyle Magazine, LA Travel Magazine, Culture Trip, Neighborhoods.com, Business Insider, ABC News, Cyties, Verbal Gold, Intrepid, Gecko Adventures, Addison Magazine, and TripAdvisor.
Occasionally, I will write articles about social activism, beauty, or wellness, and such pieces have appeared in Huffington Post, The Next Family, Dame Magazine, and Womanista.
While I mostly focus on travel writing, I'm very passionate about writing on social issues and raising the voices of the marginalized through the written form.