Mariana Romo-Carmona


Mariana Romo-Carmona is author of Living at Night and Speaking Like an Immigrant, and she is the co-editor of the groundbreaking collection Cuentos: Stories by Latinas. Her writing has also appeared in The World in Us: Lesbian & Gay Poetry of the New Wave, A Woman Like That, and Companeras: Latina Lesbians. Romo-Carmona is on faculty of the MFA Program writing program at Goddard College. She lives in New York City.


"Conversaciones is a vital resource for Latino families. Each year we have far too many adolescents who commit suicide because they cannot discuss their sexual orientation... Tragedies like these can be prevented. This is a book that must be read by all who seek to foster healthy and loving families." —Antonio Villaraigosa, Speaker Emeritus of the California State Assembly

"Conversaciones is a useful and brave testimony, written in the unflagging words of love that only parents can express for their sons and daughters." —Cristina Saralegui, producer and host of the internationally renowned Spanish-language TV show, Cristina