I am the a gringa who lives in a barrio filled with the richness of all sorts of people. My husband, the caveman, is my Peruvian hero. He immigrated here a young man from the deep jungles, not knowing the language, fifty bucks in his pocket and he achieved his dreams. He went to college, mastered the English language (with a crazy accent) and became a citizen. We have a multi-ethnic, multi-religious diverse family which also makes up multi-opinionated. This all requires lots of love and understanding to get along.
I am passionate about literacy and use my gift of gab as well as my love of reading to share with young people the world of books. I firmly believe that if a child can read well, comprehensively and critically understand the obvious and esoteric messages an author is trying to convey, throughout that child’s lifetime there is nothing they cannot learn if they have a desire to do so. Proficient reading is the common denominator of almost all successful people.
The crazy creative side of my brain is entranced with outer space. I am not just a science fiction fan, I have the ultimate dream that within my lifetime travel in outer space may actually be something a regular gringa like myself may one day get to do. I am an astronaut hopeful. Whether NASA launches me on a mission or a group of aliens land and invite me on the adventure of a lifetime, either way, I’m going!