The Infamous Miss Rodriguez got a makeover!
This has been almost a year in the making! It all started with a new cover, made by my wonderful little sister with illustrations by Dominican artist Lydia Perez. (The link leads you to her Behance profile.) I wrote a brand new epilogue and cleaned up the text–when I first published this almost seven years…
…from my Abuela’s dining room, where we had an unusually small Nochebuena.
Weekly recap: green Babybel edition
Prone to exaggeration? Me? Never! I will, however, note that I said the same thing about the vegan “holiday nog” flavored creamer I put in my coffee this morning.
I’m really, really excited to announce that the three short stories I wrote for Audible earlier this year are now available! Pearl On Her Toes* is a Cinderella-inspired Regency romance: there’s a ball and a missing shoe, plus a duke and a heroine who is as spirited as she is clumsy. Ellie The Firemage was…
I have no words to describe what the past few weeks have been for me and my family. Honestly, I don’t even want to try. So allow me to instead show you the one thing that’s been saving my sanity: feverishly making collages on Pinterest Shuffles. (My handle on there is @lydiaallthetime as it is…
Well, I have a new hyperfocus
Instead of telling you just how many hours I have lost to Pinterest Shuffles since I got an invite last night (let’s just say I woke up at 11am with a collage hangover) let me instead show you some of the collages I’ve been making. This is the only one directly inspired by one of…
Review in the New York Times!
Woke up on a dreary Monday morning to a bunch of emails and messages telling me that Compromised Into a Scandalous Marriage was reviewed by Olivia Waite for the New York Times! Here is a link to her lovely review. If this isn’t the best way to start off the workweek, I don’t know what…
What have I been up to lately?
You mean, aside from inhaling inhuman amounts of coffee and frozen Oreos? Summer in the tropics usually means rainstorms, cyclones and hurricanes. The heat and humidity are unbearable–and yet, not a single Dominican will give up their mid-afternoon coffee. It’s also Sahara dust season–for days at a time, the sky grows hazy with particles that…
I’ll be chatting with a bunch really cool people in a couple of weeks–see you there?
Don’t trust me with your breakables!
I will fumble and drop everything I pick up, and trip over anything up to and including a dust mote. Luckily, my author copies for Compromised into a Scandalous Marriage are sturdy enough to withstand my clumsiness. This was my very first time receiving print copies of ANYTHING I’ve written, so of course I had…