I am immigrant from the Dominican Republic, an island in the Caribbean. I am a mother of three adult children and grandmother of two beautiful granddaughters. I lived in the Queens section of New York City. I attended college in the D.R. and continued my education in New York. I earned my Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees, majoring in Urban Studies. My love for knowledge paved the way to obtain a Paralegal Certificate from York College, NY and an Interpreter and Translator (Spanish-English) Certificate from The New York University (NYU). I became an activist in my neighborhood and was able to advocate for social justice and human rights. I was the recipient of an award in 2012 for Excellent Community Service from Queens College. In 2013 I was a candidate for City Council, second place in a six-runners electoral district. In 2016 I moved to Massachusetts, and one of my childhood dreams started to take shape: Begin my training as a painter. The Hill Institute was the home where I discovered the profound joy I experience when painting. I continue learning the trade at the Holyoke Community College (HCC) where drawing and painting continues to be a big part of my life. HCC is also the place where I have improved my creative writing and literature skills. Writing is another source of creativity that feeds my soul and lifts my spirit. A Doll for Christmas is my first published book. My goal is that my books contribute to children’s educational experience; a place where fantasy and history are intertwined to offer young readers, teachers, and parents an opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of my country of origin.