I've been plotting things my whole life but only recently decided to do it professionally. I'm a Mexican American writer and poet from the desert city of El Paso. A former advertising and public relations professional, I now concentrate on writing authentic truths and self-amusing rants. I am passionate about increasing the visibility of Latinos, whether by writing, founding El Paso Day, or proposing changing the time frame of Hispanic Heritage Month for it to have a greater impact. I've been a guest columnist for El Paso Matters and have had poetry featured in What They Leave Behind: A Latinx Anthology. I wish someone would say I was “wild as the West Texas wind”—but no one has indulged me. You can usually find me eating queso and singing every-darn-word to classic rock songs with my husband and daughter in Dallas.