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Real Authors in Real Time Podcast - "Trusting the Creative Process and the Courage to Start Over"

Podcast Episode ft. María Pérez-Gómez

Author, performer, and playwright María Pérez-Gómez contributes her process behind creating an award-winning chapter book that celebrates Puerto Rican culture and helps children of all backgrounds process loss. She shares candidly about the struggle of re-writing the story, facing the question, “Is this really worth it?” and finding the courage to start again. This episode captures key insights on learning to trust the creative process and write the story you were meant to write.

María’s book, The Magical Closet Mystery: A Puerto Rican Adventure, won Silver in the 2023 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award. Find María and her book at and on Instagram at @themagicalclosetmystery.


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