I'm a big sports fan. My favorite ones are baseball, football and tennis. But, I'll pretty much watch any sport. The energy, the excitement, even the agony. All those emotions are fodder for a writer. And I enjoy being around it, consumed by it.
I got my love of baseball from my mom's side of the family. In Puerto Rico (www.topuertorico.com), baseball is HUGE! One of my prized sports possessions is the authentic Puerto Rico jersey from the World Baseball Classic my two older daughters gave me as a gift. Every March, I live for MLB spring training, and the start of another year of Chicago Cubs (www.cubs.com) baseball!
I got my love of football from my dad's side. My Texas relatives live and breathe football—Go Cowboys. Check out my dad's hometown of San Antonio (www.visitsanantonio.com) and fall in love with the vibrant culture.
As a University of Florida (www.ufl.edu) alum, I'm proud to say there's no better college team than my Gators (www.gatorzone.com)!
But greater than sports is my love for my family and friends.
No man is an island… John Donne wrote that in 1624, and yes, I had to Google who actually said the words. What it means, though, is that humans don't thrive alone. I can't say it's true for everyone, but I do know it's true for me—as a writer and a person.
I value my friends, and I hope you'll be interested in meeting some of them who are also writers. Check out the links below to connect with a few of my friends/amigos.
www.amyjfetzer.com My first mentor who helped me through my first scathing critique
www.ninabruhns.com A woman who taught me so much about the craft, and one of the most savvy women I know
www.kierankramerbooks.com A woman who celebrated my first Golden Heart final with me, and continues to be a source of support and friendship
www.kimberlykillion.com A fabulous writer who made this website possible
www.megankellybooks.com A wonderfully inspiring and supportive chapter member
www.anitalaydonmiller.com A Seton Hill fellow student and super YA author
www.elizabethgrayson.com A woman of grace, strength and inspiration to others
www.bertaplatas.com A Latina author who writes fun, sexy novels
www.caridad.com A Latina author known for great paranormal romance novels