My Writing

Not only do I drink tea, take photos, and read… I also write! Here are some of my stories/articles that have been, or will be, published:

Stories for Children/Teens

20220315ma_0441Mrs Valencia and the Paella

Storytime magazine (January 2022)
While Mom’s away, Claudia has to stay with her neighbour, Mrs Valencia, who eats strange foods. But when Claudia is brave enough to taste the paella, she knows just the surprise she wants to give her mother when she comes home!

Helping Hands

Keys for Kids magazine (January 2022)
Charles wants to help those in need, but he doesn’t need the help of his little sister Lucy.

20220111ma_0094Tia Raquel’s Hair

Spider magazine (January 2022)
Art by: Annalise Barber

Bianca loved Saturdays, the day Tia Raquel came to visit … They’d go shopping, or play domino, or concoct their special spicy empanadas.

20211225ma_4210Hark, Hear the Bells!

Clubhouse magazine (December 2021)
Photos by: Maria Antonia
Ring-a-ling! Join a brother and sister as they and their family ring the bells in time for Christmas. (Non-fiction)

Sitting Next to Allie

Keys for Kids magazine (February 2021)

Away in a MangerAway in a Manger

Clubhouse Jr. magazine (December 2020)
Art by: Lauren Gallegos

Annie is afraid to go up on the stage without her stuffed bunny, but as Zoey says, Tiny Angels do not carry around stuffed bunnies! Can Annie manage without Bunny?

The Angel in DresdenThe Angel in Dresden

Guide magazine (August 2020)
Art by: Chris Danger

The true story of two cousins, separated from their Red Cross unit, living at the Dresden train station at the tail end of World War II.

Writing Contests

PB Party 2020
Honorable Mention!

Easter Bunny 911
Honorable Mention in the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest 2020 (in the category (for Loveable Characters!)

Last Christmas Cookie
Honorable Mention in Susanna Hill’s Annual Holiday Writing Competition
December 2019 (for great portrayal of sibling interaction and a nicely executed twist ending!)