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Monday, 23 July 2012

Many of you know that I was expecting a baby this summer, and even though I had planned on keeping the blog current to link to all kinds of awesome articles and sources for new moms, I let my blog go. Again. I had several reasons though. One of them is that I discovered that […]

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Sad but true: I rely on twitter for my news. This morning, I checked the trending topics and all sleepiness left me in a second. Most trending topics had to do with Maurice Sendak, Max, and the wild Things. Unlike many twitter deaths, this one was real. It might be that I’m over-emotional. Being in […]

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Monday, 30 April 2012

The last couple of weeks haven’t been good for us, Barça fans. We lost the first game against Chelsea for the Champions League Semi-final; we lost El Clasico and almost all hopes for La Liga to Real Madrid, and we tied on the second game against Chelsea, losing our spot on the finals. Messi missed […]

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Friday, 2 March 2012

 Swan Princess at her last feis, in which she took 3 first place, 2 second place, and 2 third place medals Contrary to many stereotypes about women, Latina women, and writers I LOVE sports and movies about sports. Yes, even American football. Remember the Titans is a favorite of mine. I’m not an athlete, but […]

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Thursday, 2 February 2012

Last summer, I had the privilege of attending the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Conference (WIFYR) with the amazing Martine Leavitt. I learned so much during that week, that months later, I’m still processing all the wonderful information. One of the things that impressed me the most was when Martine taught us the principle […]

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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

My dear friend Julie is having a birthday today, and to celebrate, she’s hosting a super Blogfiesta. It’s super easy to enter, and the prize will be a Barnes and Noble or Amazon $25 gift card. Head over there and enter! She has a wonderful blog full of useful idea and information, especially on how […]

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Author Laura Josephsen is hosting a Favorite Character Blogfest, and I’m participating! I didn’t have to think much to choose a favorite character, although an ever increasing number of characters populate my mind and to talk me incessantly. My all-time favorite character is Diego, the love futbol star of my manuscript SOUTHERN CROSS. Diego is […]

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New year, new beginnings, a new novel to work on, a new baby in the family. Make that two babies, because added to Rosalia’s, my sweet sister-in-law (whom I totally admire and adore), will be my own little baby, my number five. I’ll have my own futsal team! We couldn’t be happier. And I talk […]

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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

I can’t believe it’s already December. Being immersed in NaNoWriMo makes me forget all about getting ready for Christmas, our family trip in less than two weeks, Nutcracker, and a million end of the year parties. Every year, on December 1st, I feel like I’m waking up from a dream (or a nightmare) and realize […]

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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

 Lately my girls have been–how to say this?–obsessed (!) with the movie SOUL SURFER, which tells the real story of professional surfer Bethany Hamilton. I won’t spoil the movie if I say it’s about her recovering after a shark attack; it’s common knowledge (unless you were like me and just found out when the movie […]

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Yamile Saied Mendez

Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine-American, Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult author.

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