About

 

I work as a school counselor at a middle school, where I launched and oversee a dropout prevention program for academically at-risk students. I hold a B.S. in Public Administration from USC and M.Ed. in School Counseling from Cambridge College. I am the daughter of Mexican immigrants. My childhood experiences in Santa Ana, CA and growing up surrounded by an eclectic collection of books inform much of my work and writing. English is my second language.

My speculative short story “Naranjas Inmortales” is my first to be accepted for publication and will appear in an upcoming anthology titled Strange California. My horror short story “Viva La Muñeca” is currently under consideration at Apex Magazine and “Where Hazard Meets Newhope,” a contemporary YA novel I’ve been working on since 2010 has earned me a finalist spot in Laura Pohl’s Pitch América contest for Latinx writers.

I currently live in MA with my husband, son, Mami, and two spastic labradoodles.

This California Girl still hasn’t gotten used to the gnarly winters.

 

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Oliver