Saturday, December 31, 2011



As another year is upon us, I want to wish us all much prosperity and happiness. I hope that 2012 marks a successful year for all our endeavors.

Stay safe!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I am finally online!

Family and friends - I have finally published my site This is the culmination of almost three years worth of work, I'm happy and nervous all in one.

This will be the start of my professional writing career! Maria :-)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thrity-two Today...

It was a cold winter day when my family arrived at JFK Airport on December 14, 1979. We were finally to start our new life in the United States of America.

I have many fonds memories of my early childhood days growing up in Chile and although I do long to visit my birthplace again, I am thankful to live here. In becoming an adult I realized that my parents had a vision for my siblings and I, they wanted us to have the best possible chances at a prosperous future.

America has many faults and flaws, we are far from a perfect. And if there are other places doing things better than we are then we may want to learn from them, tweak our own shortcomings. All in all though, I am happy to be here and happy to be an American. To the next thirty-two years!


Friday, December 9, 2011

On the Eve...

I'm ecstatic to announce that my Writer's site ( will be 'live' tomorrow. I am SO thrilled!

If you recall, it was approximately two years ago that I initiated this blog. At the time, I had also instituted my Book Club. It was then that I made a commitment to write as often as possible, my dedication will soon bear fruit...

I estimate that early 2012 will be quite busy for me as I will be working on a couple of short story submissions along with another major project. On February 14, 2012, Arizona will be celebrating its centennial, this is an exciting historical milestone. As a result of Arizona's induction to statehood several cities within Arizona followed suit to incorporate shorlty thereafter. I have been approached by a local community agency to work on a project that will document the founding of the City of Chandler as an official city in Arizona.

I appreciate you visiting and taking the time to read my blogs. It certainly has helped to keep me movitated.

Until next time!