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    Separated from my family during El Salvador's civil war, by death and adoption, I am a writer, photographer, and storyteller.
    Advice to my teenage self

    Advice to my teenage self

    I was only 16 when I met my birth family and didn’t yet understand the long lasting impact that event would have on my life. So, as I look back at the past 20 years or so, I think about what advise I might give my younger self.


    Utterly drained, frustrated, and still fuming, I dump my sports bag by the door and sit down at the kitchen table. I had just returned from my weekly Sunday pickup game of Ultimate Frisbee, where the yellow team had lost 13 to 15. Despite pouring every last bit of energy I had into the game, I

    Innocent Dreams: Author Update, July 2020

    It’s time again for another Waking From Innocent Dreams author update. In my last email, I wrote about some of the encouraging feedback I received from early readers who reviewed the first 12 chapters of my book. If you missed that update, you can find it in the newsletter archives on my website.

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