Mexican High

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It’s a good day for optioning things! Here’s my latest news via Publishers Marketplace
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November 1, 2012
Film rights
Liza Monroy’s THE PROFILER, a fictional, romantic comedy spin off of a novel-in-progress along a similar storyline as Monroy’s NYT Modern Love column “When Mom Is on the Scent, and Right,” about her mother, a professional profiler, who tries to find the perfect man for Liza via profiling techniques only to have it turned around on her, to Douglas Banker and Alex Garinger of Five All in the Fifth Entertainment, by Michael Cendejas of the Lynn Pleshette Agency in association with Jennifer Lyons of the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency.
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November 1, 2012
Television rights
Liza Monroy’s MEXICAN HIGH, pitched in the vein of Gossip Girl set in an elite upper class international school in Mexico City, starring a teenage American protagonist who gains entree into this exciting, glamorous, and often dangerous world when her US diplomat mother is transferred to the Embassy there, to Charlie Matthau at Matthau Media, by Michael Cendejas at The Lynn Pleshette Agency working with Jennifer Lyons at The Jennifer Lyons Agency.

Mexican High reviewed in the Foreign Service Journal

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Inaugurating the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival


At last night’s reading and signing to kick off this year’s Celebrate Mexico Now, I met alumni from my own Mexican high school, and even the Consul General of Mexico, seen after the jump at his speech afterwards. Such a fun evening and now I can’t wait to check out the festival’s events happening throughout the month…up next for me, El Grito in Brooklyn. And probably another one of those jalapeno-infused margaritas.

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Celebrate Mexico Now


Some news I’m excited about: I’m reading on the opening night of the Celebrate Mexico Now festival in New York City, with a reading and discussion at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU.

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new interview, HTMLgiant

Catherine Lacey recently interviewed me for literary blog HTMLgiant. We talked about approaches to writing a first novel, why fiction trumped memoir, and what happens when people think your novel’s characters are them. I divulged what I’m doing to my second book, and another no-longer-secret thing related to my last post. Check it out here.

Pair Bonding

I’m heading off to Maine for an assignment — I will post the article here when it comes out in October or November. Won’t give anything away now other than…let’s just say I’m very excited about this one.

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Curious Villager

Writer Tracy Lopez reviewed Mexican High on her lit blog Curious Villager this week. Gracias, Tracy!

I Heart Felicia Sullivan

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It’s here!

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El Universal profile

I almost can’t believe that Mexican High‘s paperback release date is under two months away — where did another year go? I’m finishing up my second year in Columbia’s MFA program (where I’m concentrating in Nonfiction Writing, working on a new book that falls into said category) so between reading, writing, teaching, and working my postings seem to have fallen by the wayside. This semester I took courses from some amazing writers — Jonathan Lethem, Phillip Lopate, Shelley Jackson, and Amy Benson in particular. I’m inspired to finish a new draft by August. Let’s see if it happens…I’ll track my progress here. And so, come summer, I’ll be updating this site and blog more often.

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