I live in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park with my husband, where we raised two sons and many dogs. I find inspiration in our city, its art, music and diversity of cultures. I have devoted my career to adult education, first as an English as a Second Language instructor, and now as VP of Programs at a non-profit learning center. My first novel was published in 2014, and since then a memoir piece was featured in LA Affairs of the LA Times in 2016. Three of my short stories have been published in literary magazines and I’m at work on my second novel.