Author: mpepper

What Color Am I?

When I was little, I had white-blonde hair, blue eyes, and skin dark enough that the Latina women at the laundromat would berate my mother for trying to “pass me off as white.” They thought she was bleaching my hair—that, based on my skin tone, I was half Latina myself. My mother told them again […]


This is my new author website. I’m still working out where I want to put things. It’s a bit like moving into a new house, isn’t it? Which shelves go where and all that kind of thing. Please bear with me as I “unpack.” And let me know if anything looks or feels wonky or […]