Connie Pertuz-Meza writes stories about her life, family, and ancestors. Called to action as a New York City public school teacher, and mother of a teenaged daughter and middle-school aged son. Currently working on a semi-autobiographical YA novel. Documenting her life through personal essay on her blog, Conniepertuzmeza.wordpress.com. Staff writer for Hispanecdotes.com, a monthly online literary magazine. Writing published by Medium/Heinemann, Accentos Review, MUTHA magazine, La Pluma y La Tinta's Peinate Anthology, La Pluma y La Tinta Emerging Voices Anthology. Forthcoming essay in Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity Anthology and 2017 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Finalist and Honorable Mention. A two-time VONA/Voices fiction fellow (2015 and 2017), participant of Christina Garcia's Las Dos Brujas (2017), fellowship at the Cullman Teaching Institute with Salvatore Scibona (2017), and Tin House Craft Intensive participant (2017 and 2018). Member of M. Colleen Cruz’s writing group for teachers who write, based in Brooklyn since 2004.