González story at The Miami Herald in 2001. Her writing on culture, arts, and identity has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Her stories and essays have been published in many U.S. newspapers, magazines, and anthologies, and in Latin America, Canada, and France. She lives in Miami.
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Find your own North Star.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. "the bad girl" in Mario Vargas Llosa's novel
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Unreliable people
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
November 17, 2008Dear Paris lover,
I could write another book on Paris alone, but here are some highlights of my favorite places (all of them reasonably priced and loaded with French charm):
My favorite place to stay in Paris:
? When I’m not renting an apartment in the bustling Latin Quarter, I stay at Hotel Du Continent, 30 Rue du Mont-Thabor, because this small hotel is all about location, location, location – and clean, comfortable beds and bathrooms. The hotel is located in the first arrondissement, right across from the Louvre and the Tuleries gardens, and a short walk to the right is Place de la Concorde, where Marie... see more