Chiquis was born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico and raised in Nogales, Arizona. She holds a degree in Psychology and has worked in the field of mental, emotional, and behavioral health research with the University of Arizona since 1998. Chiquis has received creative writing grants from the American Association of University Women, Fundación Valparaíso (Mojácar, Almería, Spain), and Vermont Studio Center. Her novel, Café Dulcet, received two awards in the 13th Annual International Latino Book Awards. Her inspirational gift book, Good Things for a Young Woman’s Spirit, is scheduled for release in Spring 2016.
Awards and Recognition
- International Latino Book Award