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During this episode, I speak with author, Lilliam Rivera (@lilliamr) about her debut YA novel, The Education of Margot Sanchez, and her upcoming YA novel,  Dealing in Dreams.  She shares her love for writing, uplifting writers and empowering young people through her books.

Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of the young adult novels Dealing in Dreams, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster on March 5, 2019, and The Education of Margot Sanchez, available now in bookstores everywhere. Her work has appeared in Lenny Letter, Tin House, Nightmare Magazine, and Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, to name a few. Lilliam lives in Los Angeles.

To learn more about Lilliam Rivera, go to, Twitter, and Instagram

Author discussed during this episode:

Julia de Burgos

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