When Frances McDormand said "inclusion riders" during her acceptance speech at the #Oscars2018, I could've sworn she said "writers". "Inclusion writers" made so much sense to me I even tweeted it. You see, I'm a writer. And writers are the people who include the characters in their stories. Whether it be a book, short story, … Continue reading Inclusion Writers – My bad, but not really
Aquí mi entrevista en Transformando tu Mañana por WIAC 740AM el pasado 20 de enero de 2018. Espero les guste. / Here's the video for the radio interview I gave on 1/20/2018. It is in Spanish and yes, that's Justin's cap. My son let me borrow it. Hope you like it.
When you think of a Puerto Rican author, you probably think they write in Spanish. Sure, there are plenty of boricua authors established in the US who publish in English, but those publishing their work in Puerto Rico tend to write in Spanish. That said, there are exceptions. And they are good ones. Currently, we … Continue reading 7 Puerto Rican Authors Writing in English
The Trove of the Water Dragon by Maricel Jiménez Peña My rating: 5 of 5 stars I had been holding off on writing a review for this book because, for a while I felt that it wasn't as good as book 1. I now realize (after a good re-read) that it's actually pretty awesome. It's … Continue reading Pixie Piper 2: My Review
The Pixie Piper book series has been out now for almost 3 years and it's gathered some really nice reviews. I decided to start the year sharing some of these since I haven't blogged in ages and I need to get my blogging rhythm back on track. Book 1: A Fairy's Breath has a … Continue reading Pixie Piper Reviews
For the 3rd year in a row I've had a booth at the Puerto Rico ComicCon. Let me just start by saying that I love it! The ComicCon is a very happy place. It's not only a great place for me to showcase my books, but also a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people and … Continue reading Pixie Piper at the Puerto Rico ComicCon 2017
Today I went to a local bookstore where they have copies of my book: The Bookmark. The idea was to stake it out, see where the books were placed and if people were looking at it. Well, at first I couldn't find it at all as it was placed on a bottom shelf (not the … Continue reading Placement Is Everything In a Bookstore
As you know writers often change what they write several times. This is a deleted chapter/scene from The Adventures of Pixie Piper: A Fairy's Breath (Vol. 1). Eventually this scene was replaced by a similar scene with a different villain and resolution, but I do like this giant spider character.
I love doing live readings for kids. There's a really cool feeling when you read a part in your book and you hear a collective gasp from the kids in front of you. It makes you feel like you did something right. What follows a reading is usually a Q & A. I love this part because … Continue reading 10 Best Questions Kids Ask During a Reading
In response to Chuck Wendig's recent Flash Fiction Challenge: The Dragon, here's a short story inspired on his prompt. ©2016. Maricel Jiménez. All rights reserved. As she walked past the threshold she heard the characteristic sound of colliding beads. A whiff of cold damp air spanked her face. Ugh. The place smelled like yesterday’s fart. … Continue reading The Dragon’s Den