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2021, The Los Angeles Times chose my play, Geronimo, Life on the Reservation, as one of their 19 Culture Picks. (starring Rudy Ramos, directed by Steve Railsback)
2002, 1st Place Bold Media Book Award for A Three-Turtle Summer (autobiographical fiction)
2004, The Oklahoma Book Awards, finalist for As Brown As I Want, The Indianhead Diaries (autobiographical fiction).
2002, Top 20 list of Worldreader (Books for all!) There’s a Mouse in the House! What shall We Do? (a collection of short stories for children), Bears in the Hibiscus (novella), and Free Pecan Pie (a short story collection)
I’m a free-lance novelist and playwright (Geronimo, Life on the Reservation). I was born and raised in Oklahoma, near the Ft. Sill Indian Reservation. My Hispanic childhood and interest in Indigenous people colors a lot of my writing. My time as a docent in three different museums has enriched the texture of my work ...
Featured Book: Geronimo's Laptop
About the book:
Geronimo's Laptop is a historical fantasy in which I use a laptop to enable Geronimo to go backward and forward in Apache history. I am not a historian, but a novelist. This book will entertain young and old as it tells the history of Geronimo and the Apache people. Suitable for all. I hope you all get a chance to read it when it comes out. Geronimo's Laptop is an extension of the play, Geronimo, Life on the Reservation starring Rudy Ramos (High Chaparral, Yellowstone, and more) and directed by Steve Railsback. This play, in 2021, was recognized as one of The Los Angeles Times 19 Culture Picks.
Book Trailer: Geronimo's Laptop
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