APRIL 5th I spoke on apanel presentation called “Why I write YA”. The panel was followed by with Literary Death Match. Competing against a children’s book author Antonio Sacre I assumed I had it. Hey, I’m a great presenter. But like a good little girl I read from Estrella’s Quinceañera. But I was blown out of the water with Antonio piece on how being an author is like being a stripper. Well, if I had to lose, I’m glad I lost to the stripper. Ha!