Lizard-Monkeys and Other Stories, my beautiful, funny, mind-bending book of speculative fiction is now widely available in paperback and ebook formats.
SYNOPSIS: The first post of 2019 talks about the joys and pitfalls of being an independent author who just published her first ebook. ENGLISH I have been gone for a while from the blog, I have been writing, editing, publishing and promoting my first book. That’s right, I wrote a book. And it was […]
“My XXgrandmother Judith was born in the island of Puerto Rico in 19XX, my grandfather was born in Chicago, or so they tell me, “boricuas pa’ que tú lo sepas.” It was a strange time, the world was changing, the world is always changing, some times for the worst. My XXgrandmother marched in Washington, D.C. […]
In this post: a collection of seriously impractical advice for the fluffy-minded. A few months ago, I went back to read “Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change” by Pema Chödrön. Such a small book, such a long time to read. I bought this book last year in one of those book-shopping sprees that was no […]
Saint Valentine’s Day Saint Valentine’s Day, the day of love and friendship in the Western world, is coming on February 14th, and RantInElla.com is all about love. To celebrate, our resident writer, Roxanna Piedrafuette, is regaling us with three flash fiction stories—one in Spanish, one in Spanglish, and one in English—that explore love and relationships […]
Last year I bought this thin, funny book called Unjournaling, written by Dawn DiPrince and Cheryl Miller Thurston. I am not going to review it now, just to give you an example of the type of practice that you can find in the book. Unjournaling has daily writing exercises that claim to be “not introspective, not […]
La famosa escritora Isabell Allende, nacida en Perú de padres Chilenos, se crió en Santiago de Chile y luego de dar vueltas por el mundo terminó estableciéndose en California. Es autora de al menos veintidós libros entre novelas, memorias y otros. De su obra literaria podríamos estar hablando por horas. Cada una de sus novelas […]
Every time I read anything from Noam Chomsky I end up repelled by this guy that I wish so much to admire. Not because I disagree with him, but because of the effect that his words have on my psyche. Every time, without exeption, a brush with Noam Chomsky’s world views leaves me helpless, sad, […]