#campinstawrimo late camper!

-Day 1: Nadine Gonzalez author of #MiamiDreams Series with Harlequin Kimani - (other credits: short story, personal essay and live storytelling) -Day 2: WIP - #romcom in which a disgraced action star turns out to be a bone fide hero and wins the heart of his leading lady. - Day 3: First Time at camp!! #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #writingcommunity #miamiwriters #romance #womensfiction


View from The Standard Hotel Miami Beach

Early morning writing sprint

Early morning writing sprint

Feature: voyage mia

Nice to be featured in local publication @voyagemia ! Miami is a natural hotbed of diversity and that’s why I set my stories here. 

Thanks to @voyagemiamimag_erika for the opportunity and the thoughtful questions. 

The profile photo credit @santiagoguyfilms (talented local photographer I hope to work with again) 

All other photos featured in the article are pulled from my instagram 📸 me or @grlwithscorpiontattoo




Writing long fiction

training myself to write longer form fiction is not easy! 50-55k is my sweet spot. My mind automatically cues the “wrap it up” music. It is not as simple as tacking on 30k words. The story has to expand and keep pace. But this is the challenge I’ve given myself! This month I will focus on secondary characters. I have the bandwidth to give them interesting stories. 


Dior Pop Up Café

Dior Pop Up Café

So the minute the instant the promo for the #diorpopup hit Instagram, I called my sister & got ready! It’s an Instagram paradise. On this MLK holiday it was good to sit, enjoy a light meal and soak it all in. #NadinexMartine

What I ate. #food

Quiche with blue cheese, espresso & raspberry and lychee macaroon.

What I wore #fashion

Top @zara Jeans @ragandbone Boots @stuartweitzman

Makeup #beauty

Lipstick 💄 @diormakeup 999

What we discussed:

Kamela Harris announces her candidacy for presidency #2020

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Miami Book Fair

Miami Book Fair

I write books for people who are stuck at home or on a bus commuting to work, a hospital, a plane or the DMV. I hope my readers see themselves reflected in my work, as villains and as heroes. And I hope for a few hours to change the color of their skies.

Review: Next Year in Havana

Next year in havana, chanel cleeton

This is a lovely read/audio production.

Cleeton captures the tragedy of the Cuban exile experience and the fate of a people divided. This moving story links the past and the present, skipping a generation to highlight the lives of a grandmother and granddaughter. The chapters set in pre-revolution Cuba beautifully capture the fear, paranoia, terror of the last days of the Baptista regime. Overall, the elegant tale will stay with you long after you've finished.

50 Must-Read Romance Novels by Latinx Authors

50 Must-Read Romance Novels by Latinx Authors

It was a thrill and an honor for Unconditionally Mine to have been chosen as one of 50 must-read romance novels by Latinx authors.

Author Interview

Author Interview

In anticipation of the 35th anniversary of Miami Book Fair International, I had the pleasure to sit for this interview.