On "La Rosa": "'La Rosa' is a piece that just came to me as I sat down to write one day. I usually stumble through the writing process. Other writers make their methods look so easy, but writing is hard work for me. At times, I struggle to get the words out and wrestle through the editing process. I suspect that there are others like me out there—storytellers who want to get it just right, who take a leap of faith and push their little words out of the mind nest, into wild notebooks hoping they soar to become big, strong stories. Surprisingly, 'La Rosa' just flowed out onto the paper and found its voice with few revisions. I was day-dreaming when I wrote it. (That’s how inspiration loves to find us: vulnerable, caffeinated, and open to the universe.) It’s a love story. It’s a love story that wanted to be told. I’m happy it found its wings."