posted by Nina 12 Comments


Suzan Harden
12/21/2011 1:08:35 PM
Dammit, girl! You made me cry again!

Nina Cordoba
12/21/2011 2:29:30 PM
Suzan Harden crying over my book is kind of like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, isn't it?

2/8/2012 8:13:16 AM
I'm also crying and so moved. I lost my mother who was from Puerto Rico last year. I called her Momi and she had issues with depression all her life.

4/23/2012 10:46:53 AM
What about Meridith? did she ever remarry?

Nina Cordoba
4/24/2012 5:40:57 PM
My apologies. I haven't been able to get on computer much the past few months for health reasons. Sandra, I hope you are able to find some good times in your memories or at least make peace with the past. Sometimes that can take a long time, I know. Maria, Meridith did eventually remarry. However, she remarried the man she was married to in the first place. She and Carl always loved each other very much, but Meri just wasn't able to let go of her past when they were married. Eventually, he thought his presence was hurting rather than helping so he left. But, nearly 10 years after they divorced, Meri and Carl remarried in the same back yard/garden where Drew and Mia tied the knot. This time, Meridith had dealt with her issues, so she was ready for the marriage, not just the wedding. She even talked both Drew and Mia into being in the wedding. However, Drew did take Carl aside before the big day and threaten Carl's life if he hurt his sister. Luckily, Carl didn't scare too easily.

Judy Lattin
6/13/2012 9:38:31 AM
I really loved this book. I could not put it down and yes I cried like a baby. My childhood was a wonderful innocent one but my adult life has been difficult, sometimes torchered you might say. I still keep working with a positive attitude and my favorite saying is "somehow this will all work out". I loved this book and thank you for the update in your blog. You are a fantastic writer. I'm eagerly awaiting your next book.

Nina Cordoba
6/29/2012 7:25:57 AM
I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Judy! And I've found life does get better, often when you least expect it. Good luck!

12/11/2013 2:51:27 AM
I am curious as to why Mia's dad left? I loved this book so much I read it twice. I'm glad to have found this blog.

Nina Cordoba
12/16/2013 10:30:24 PM
Mia's dad didn't plan to leave. His addiction was more advanced than her mother's at that time and he just drifted off to places where he could score drugs. He loved his wife and daughter, but the time came when he loved the drugs more, and he had nothing to offer his family anyway. Thanks for reading, Mia. Although MLC wasn't the first published, this was the first book I wrote--the book of my heart--and, although the characters were fictional, they illustrated the struggles of people who were very close to me.

Nina Borkar
12/21/2013 11:07:18 AM
Hi Nina, I loved MLC! What a beautiful story. Thank you for having such a thorough stand alone book. And the letter that Mia writes is so heartfelt. I just wish that she could have talked to her mother in person. But I understand that her parents had their own demons and couldn't be there for their daughter. Not that I condone what they did but an addiction is such a power to overcome. I'm so proud how much Drew, Mia, and Meri overcame their past and braced their present and future. I loved all 3 characters. Mia was my favorite. I really identified with her. I look like her and was also ashamed of where I was originally from. It took a long time to embrace my past. I had a question... I know Meri and Drew were physically abused but I hope they weren't you know. I really cried when they talked about their pasts. I have a request as well. Can you please post some of Drew's paintings? I think that would be so cool to see. This was my first book that I read of yours and it won't be the last!

Nina Cordoba
12/21/2013 3:50:59 PM
Hi Nina B., I'm so glad you related to Mia Like Crazy. This was the first story I ever wrote and, although the characters themselves came from my imagination, the emotions Drew and Mia reflected were experienced by people very close to me. It means a lot to me when readers send messages or leave comments telling me they "got it." While I was writing this novel, the characters became so real to me, I was often surprised to realize they didn't exist in real life. But, since they don't, I can't post any of Drew's paintings. I made him up, so I would have to paint them myself, and I have no talent in that area, unfortunately. Thanks so much for reading! Nina

Mari G
1/18/2014 7:32:47 AM
Thank you Ninafor a wonderful story.I could'nt put it down even in the wee small hours.My heart went put to Drew's tortured soul and Mia's sensitvity towards him.And Meri too with her wisdom.I loved the bits where Drew was "safe" when playing woth the children.Then the letter to Mia's Mamhad me in tears.What a lovely book.Thank you again Nina.


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