Graffiti Girl


The producers of Graffiti Girl came across this graffiti piece photo. “Grafangel” is my character Angel’s tag in Graffiti Girl. I thought this was cool to see.

"Phone Chat"

Last week, I had my first phone chat with Lucy and Shelley, the producers who optioned the film/TV rights for Graffiti Girl. I was nervous, but they are so friendly that they put me at ease. They had incredible ideas that I never even imagined and they seem so excited and determined.

"Visit to CSUMB"

About two months ago, I was contacted by a Professor of Liberal Studies in the Liberal Studies Department at CSU Monterey Bay about 25 miles from my neck of the woods. He taught a Latina Reading group! Yes, a group he put together himself to encourage and support some CSUMB Latino stu

"Signing The Option"

I know its been a long time no blog. I hope everyone has been doing well! I just finished my latest proposal and turned it into my agent. I’m hoping there will only be minor edits this time around, but time will tell. And I just had a fun experience yesterday…. I signed my

"Graffiti Girl in the Education System"

I feel like I need to sit back and take a breather. Its been an incredibly busy week and with a book signing this weekend for Invisible Touch. I have to say I love being writer. Of course, it has its ups and downs and its hard not to worry about sales and numbers, but its a dream job

"Official PM Announcement"

So I chatted about this just a day earlier! As announced on Publisher’s Marketplace: Kelly Parra’s GRAFFITI GIRL, a struggling young Latina artist looking for acceptance is torn between two Latino boys — one with a beautiful eye for detail and an upscale street addre

"Good Things Come in Threes"

I’ve had some great Graffiti Girl news as of late but I’m always in the position of wondering if it is okay to share…how long should it be kept quiet…yada, yada, yada? I wish there was a rule book to this sort of stuff. For now I have to bug my agent to let me

"A Few Pics From a Fun Signing"

A few weeks ago, YA author Shelley Adina, author of the All About Us series, asked me to join her book signing at Borders in San Jose, CA. You don’t have to ask me twice! I agreed and we had a fun two hours attempting to gather customer attention. haha! We had some laughs as you

"Punk Rock & Graffiti Book Signing!"

Just in from my book signing with Stephanie Kuehnert (I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE) at Borders in Monterey, CA. (Not Minnesota!) There was a mix up and our book signing materials were sent to the wrong store in another state, but Borders Express pulled through and had signs made and di

"Nice Discovery"

When I first heard of my RITA finals, RWA asked us to supply a couple of newspaper contacts to send press release information. I sent in my hometown paper, and a family member let me know they added a nice little blurb in “Arts & Books” about the finals: Kelly Parra N