I am 21 years old. I'm a full time writer, full time student, and full time mother and wife.
I grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. When I was 13 years old, my mother made the decision to move my brother and me with her to her native island of Puerto Rico. There I developed my passion for writing and film making.
During my last semester of high school I met the love of my life, Pedro Alemán, whom I married a year and a half later. Soon we were expecting our first baby, Nico Isaac Alemán.
People called us crazy, and they told us that we were making the biggest mistake of our lives. But here we are, 4 years later still stading tall and moving forward. Now, we live in Puerto Rico, but we are soon to start a new chapter of our lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The purpose of this blog, The Kul Mom, is to inspire young people and young parents to use their time to do things that will bring them closer to achieving their dreams.
Why write a book?
Many people have told me that it was foolish to self-publish a book. They told me that it would be hard to promote, market, and sell. They said I was wasting my time, a lot of them still feel that way.
But sometimes you have to do things for yourself.
Writing has always been about more than money to me. It is a gift that God gave me that I discovered very early on in my life. As a kid it was a way to express myself, to entertain myself, and to explore who I was becoming. I secretly dreamed of being a success author. However, as I got old my priorities drastically shifted and writing became more of a hobby as less of my life focus.
There was a time, a long time, when I did not write at all.
It was a time of chaos and of losing myself.
This book is a blessing for me in a time where I was no hope or love. It was a place to turn my situation into something that I could understand and manage. I never expected that the process of writing the book could heal me the way it did. Originally, it was a little bit of my story with a less dramatic tone as a way of venting my anger and frustration, but as it progressed, Liars Like Me took on a life of its own.
It tells the story a group of friends who endure pain because they can't live without each others love. Liars Like Me focuses on respect and forgiveness, rather than a shallow "love at first sight" romance novel.
Read this book if you are looking for a meaningful story about the different kinds of true love that exist in this lifetime.