I am so incredibly excited to announce that I have been selected for Las Musas mentorship Spring 2020 as a mentee, an Hermana. I’ll be collaborating with my Madrina, Amy Tintera, author of the Reboot and Ruined series. We’ll be working on my current novel in progress, Belina, a young adult sci-fi retelling of the Thumbelina fairytale.
Las Musas is the first collective of Latinx women and nonbinary authors in kidlit writing across middle-grade and young adult. They aim to uplift and support each other’s debut and sophomore novels in children’s literature in the U.S.
The collective consists of Madrinas and Hermanas, mentors and mentees, respectively, that range the Latinx spectrum. They are truly a reflection of the diversity in the Latinx community, and continue to grow.
I’m honored and excited to become a part of this community as a mentee. Congrats to my fellow Hermanas! I can’t wait to see what we all do. Find a full list of Hermanas here.