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A Few Words About Me

Hello! I'm Alisa. Thanks for visiting my website! I'm a Cuban American author, musician, screenwriter, film producer and journalist from Albuquerque, New Mexico, so far best known for the novel THE DIRTY GIRLS SOCIAL CLUB, which will be re-issued in the fall of 2020. With more than 1 million books in print in 11 languages, I was named a Time magazine "25 Most Influential Hispanics"; a Latina magazine Woman of the Year and an Entertainment Weekly Breakout Literary Star. Before writing books, I was an award-winning staff writer for the Boston Globe and LA Times, as well as an Emmy-winning TV reporter for WHDH-TV. I got a bachelor's from Berklee College of Music, where I majored in tenor sax performance and songwriting. I have a master's in journalism from Columbia University. I still write journalistically, for Catapult, HuffPo, PopSugar and others, but my main focus is writing novels, and writing and producing film and TV shows. I have a son in college, and divide my time between New Mexico and Los Angeles. If you'd like to find out more about me, please follow me on social media (I'm only on Facebook and Instagram), check out the reviews of my work on the books page, and, of course, follow this blog. Thanks again!