Tracy López


Location Outside the DC Metro area
Occupation writer
Website http://latinaish.com

About Me

Born and raised in a middle class Maryland suburb not far from the nation's capital. Now married with 2 sons and living in a more affordable city slightly outside the D.C. Metro area.

Besides reading and writing, I spend my days raising our boys in our bilingual and bicultural home - This mix of cultures and languages has shaped me in a way that I try to put into words daily. It may take a lifetime to explain how challenging and yet perfectly beautiful it all is.

Why do you write?

I write because I can't imagine not writing.

Any favorite authors? Books?

The Tortilla Curtain - T.C. Boyle
Caramelo - Sandra Cisneros
Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child - Elva Trevino Hart
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Tortilla Flat - John Steinbeck
Londonstani - Gautam Malkani
Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel
Bitter Grounds - Sandra Benitez
Lime Tree Can't Bear Orange - Amanda Smyth
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Mexican High: A Novel - Liza Monroy
The Blood of Flowers - Anita Amirrezvani
Book of a Thousand Days - Shannon Hale
Girls of Riyadh - Rajaa Alsanea
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
Nectar in a Sieve - Kamala Markandaya
Silent Wing: A Novel - José Raul Bernardo

Rachel Keener, Belinda Acosta, Alberto Ferreras, Oscar Casares, JK Rowling, Barabra Kingsolver, Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, Raul Ramos y Sanchez, Stephen King, Alexie Sherman, Brando Skyhorse, Suzanne Collins ...and too many others to mention.

Tracy López's Wall

Bill Yarrow – Sep 14, 2010

Hi, Tracy. Thanks for reading and commenting on "Black Squirrel Poem" and "Greyhound." I appreciate your responses very much.

"all the foods mentioned are shades of yellow"--Never noticed that! Great observation!

James Lloyd Davis – Sep 13, 2010

Gracias para su generosos comentarios sobre "Night letters to Saint Jude."

Kari Nguyen – Sep 13, 2010

Tracy, I’m so happy you found and liked Star Anise. I really appreciate your comments!

Larry Strattner – Sep 12, 2010

Thanks for the comments on Backing Up at Wal-Mart. Appreciated. They are encouraging.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Sep 12, 2010

Thank you for reading Allah Akbar. Glad you liked it.

James Lloyd Davis – Sep 11, 2010

Thank you, Tracy, for the beautiful comment and fave on "The Storefront Poet." If I had a pumpkin empanada to spare, I'd send it over.

Tracy López – Sep 11, 2010

@ Roberto - No prob - Welcome. Was surprised not to find a "Latino" writers group or "Multi-cultural" fiction group on Fictionaut, so there was nothing to do but create one :)

Roberto C. Garcia – Sep 11, 2010

Thanks for the invite Tracy.

Randal Houle – Sep 01, 2010

Looking forward to reading your stories. Welcome.

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