Back-to-School Live Author Event 9/16

This Friday 9/16 at 12:15pm ET, Scholastic is teaming up with Storyvoice! Join me as we kickstart Hispanic Heritage Month as I read aloud pages from my book and talk about my inspiration for Miss Quinces! Great for all ages 😋👑

And if you’re interested in booking me for your classroom visit this semester, please feel free to reach out to my wonderful booking agent Sarah DeVore (How Now Booking) here: Book an Author | How Now Booking!


National Book Festival!

I’m so excited to be at the National Book Festival for the first time EVER this weekend!!

I’m going to be on a fantastic panel with Johnnie Christmas (SWIM TEAM) and moderator Megan Halsband on the panel: You’ll Be Okay: Graphic Novels About Kids Who Keep Going with Johnnie Christmas and Kat Fajardo on Saturday September 3, 2022 at 12:10 pm-12:45 pm EDT located in Hall B (Lower Level).

What the panel is about: ”Will kids ever be allowed to be in charge of their own lives? Johnie Christmas and Kat Fajardo talk about their new graphic novels that try to find the answer. “Swim Team” features Bree, a girl starting middle school forced to take a dreaded elective. “Miss Quinces” follows Sue, a girl whose summer is now heavy with her family’s expectations. Moderated by Megan Halsband.”

 I’m really looking forward to it as well as my book signing at 1pm. 

I hope to see you there! #NatBookFest

My Daytime TV Debut!

I’m so excited to say that I can check “Being on Daytime TV” off my bucket list!!

I had a blast talking with Farron, one of the co-hosts of Daytime TV of Tampa Florida, about my book and the process behind writing it. 

You can watch it here:

Spotted at the Airport!


 I seriously can’t believe it, and displayed up there with the greats too, what an honor! Shoutout to my pal Ngozi for spotting Sue, this was a lovely gift :D

I’m so proud of her!!! <3

Happy Mother’s Day! // ¡Feliz día de la madre!

Happy Mother’s Day! 💖 

I was inspired by the women in my life to create and become a better version of myself! And bc of that, I based my characters on them. 

 MISS QUINCES is out in stores now! 

What’s your favorite thing about YOUR mother figure? 


Feliz día de la madre 💖

Crecí con tantas mujeres fuertes que me sentí inspirada a creer en mí misma y ser como ellas. Por eso, basé mis personajes en ellos. 

 ¡MISS QUINCES ya está en librerías! 

 ¿Qué es lo que más te gusta de TU figura materna? 

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