Host Suzette Standring speaks to Iris Gomez, author of "Try to Remember" who shares how she took facts from her own life and applied them to fiction writing. What are the boundaries when a novel is based on the personal experiences of others? Also, Iris shares how a background in poetry enlivens novel writing. "Try to Remember" is an award-winning novel that has been recognized by O Magazine, The Boston Globe and Latina Magazine.

Iris Gomez is a public immigration lawyer and "Try to Remember" is her novel about Gabriella, a girl growing up in Miami between two cultures. Gabriella struggles to love a father who has mental illness, and who is unraveling before her eyes, and the possibility that her family is losing their legal status to stay in the U.S. Visit Iris Gomez's website is:

Suzette Martinez Standring is the producer and TV host of “It’s All Write with Suzette,” a how-to writing program for writers. Suzette Standring is the award-winning author of "The Art of Column Writing.”

Her CD, “Suzette Standring: A Writer’s Meditation CD” offers two guided imageries for complete relaxation and to enhance writing creativity. It is available only on her website,

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