Pretty amazing to get some one on one time with the one and only Luis Rodriguez. I tried to give him my book and he said: Ask people pay for it. Don’t give it away. I know with your first book the impulse is great but It’s important work. We need your voice in the world. We should get this at Tia Chucha’s - and then we talked about the writer path, his work with the Maras in ES and Guate, Tired Chicano tropes, the healing work that writers do. It’s so great to see someone immediately connect and who understand the perspective I write from. I would say I’m feeling humbled but I’m actually feeling emboldened which I feel I need more of. Gracias maestro.