• I am the author of six bilingual picture story books published by Arte Público Press.  I’ve also had poetry published in anthologies, the latest in the book, THANKU: Poems of Gratitude, for children published by Millbrook publishers and Living Beyond Borders published by Philomel due out August 2021. My writing career started when I won in a national magazine writing contest. That is when I took a leap of faith into the world of writing. 

    I am available for school visits, presentations, and writing workshops. I am bilingual (English and Spanish). A native Texan, I have also lived in Thailand and Japan. Visit my Web site at www.luperuiz-flores.com for more information on school visits, etc.  My email: lrflores@luperuiz-flores.com.




  • My goal is to continue with picture books but also to get published in the middle grade and YA genres. I am currently working on a novel in verse: Soledad Strikes Back. It is historical fiction set in Texas in the late 1930s during a pecan sheller strike. 

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