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Tracy Lopez

Tracy López is a bilingual freelance writer and novelist. Her writing has appeared online as well as in print publications such as SerPadres Magazine and Café Magazine; her translations have appeared in print magazine Plaza Familia. Current positions include contributing writer to Fox News Latino, Mamiverse and Latina Bloggers Connect, features writer and editorial coordinator at, as well as editor-in-chief and author of Latinaish, a language and culture blog that brings together Latinos and Latinos de corazón to explore literature, music, food, Spanglish, raising bilingual children, and everything else that defines bicultural life in the United States.

Born and raised in the suburbs outside of Washington D.C., Tracy writes from her home less than two hours from the nation’s capital with her Salvadoran husband, Carlos, and their two sons.

What was your favorite toy as a child?

My favorite toy changed with my interests, but one constant throughout my childhood was my coffee can full of treasures. Anything that was precious to me, I hid inside that can; puffy and scratch-and-sniff stickers, a collapsible camping cup, arrowheads, gumball machine prizes, collectible erasers, my Chinese jump rope, plastic charms with little jingle bells, a rabbit's foot, jelly bracelets—I almost die of nostalgia remembering it all.

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