The last post I wrote was back in February. FEBRUARY. So much has happened since then. My YA book The Education of Margot Sanchez came out. I've traveled to Texas, New York, a whole slew of places in California, back to New York, Boston... Amazing school visits. I'm enjoying it all. Right now I'm at my parent's home in the Bronx, New York eating the avena (oatmeal) my mother made me for breakfast. What is it about being home that transports you right back to your childhood?
When I'm with my family, my goal is to collect as many stories as possible. We play the "Do you remember..." game. I'm always floored at the events I've completely spaced out on. There's the violence and the laughter. And there's always the nicknames: Fat Jose, The Queen of Shoplifting, Pucho. I immediately want to write a story.
There's some good news I'll hopefully be sharing this weekend. Stay tuned. And I'll try my best to keep up with the blog. There are things I want to share like my current favorite Instagram account Everyday Puerto Rico.