BIO

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I was born in Tocopilla, a small fishing and mining town in the north of Chile.

I grew up in a time and place where creativity was my only weapon. I wrote my first short story when I was six. It was a murder mystery inspired by Murder She Wrote. I was an odd child. Cartoons were boring, Jessica Fletcher was my hero.

Later, I turned my love for writing into a profession and became a political journalist.

 After emigrating to the U.S. I received a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management. Today I consider myself a change instigator. I am a non-profit management professional, a published fiction author and audio drama writer and producer. 


 

I have 13 years of experience in the areas of community organizing, communications, project management and community engagement. I have 15 years of  experience writing  in newspapers, writing blogs and sharing my thoughts on social media.

In the past five years I have worked on incorporating aspects of my artistic creative process into the development of social change initiatives, especially emphasizing the idea of collective creativity as an engine of change.


My novel The Catcher’s Trap was named one of the top 10 horror books of 2016 by Horror News Network. Publishers Weekly called my first novel “preachy and chock-full of gross-outs.” I take that as a compliment.