Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Monterrey, but spent a couple of years in Phoenix, where I had to breach the language barrier between me and my colleagues. Of course, I was four, but I managed to learn English in a couple of months and a huge part of that was reading books. Here's where my love for literature began to develop, and where I decided that someday I would be an author.
When did you first start writing?
During junior high we had a writing workshop and the teacher told me that what I was writing was beautiful. I didn't believe her because I thought she meant my handwriting, which is pretty difficult to read, but once I figured she meant the stories, I kept doing it for pleasure and then showed my work to my friends, and eventually strangers.