Welcome!

Thank you so much for visiting my site! Recently, I've been doing a lot of work in the picture book world. I was a We Need Diverse Books mentorship finalist, a Writing with the Stars mentorship recipient, working with Stacy McAnulty, a Children's Book Academy Yuyi Morales scholarship recipient, and a Highlights Foundation scholarship recipient.

Currently, I have a few funny picture book manuscripts in the works, and I recently finished a nonfiction book telling the story of Colorado Governor Ralph Carr and Gengoro and Minoru Tonai, prisoners of the American concentration camp, Amache. I've also written the nonfiction recounting of the first U.S. Olympic judo team, a multicultural team that represented America honorably in Tokyo in 1964.

I'm also the author of a young adult paranormal romance titled Devil.May.Care. Feel free to check out my site to see what else I've been up to!


When Ana takes off flying across the high school stage, her life is forever changed. Searching for answers, Ana meets Gabrielle, her mentor. Gabrielle teaches Ana that she’s an angel and is here on Earth to help prepare for a war between good and evil. The only problem? Ana can’t always tell who’s good and who’s evil. While she’s learning, Ana meets the man of her dreams, Dylan. He’s gorgeous, sexy, and really seems to care about Ana. Even though he’s a demon, Ana’s heart tells her to trust him. Then Ana’s world is shattered and she finds herself alone and afraid. As the boundaries between good and evil blur, Ana realizes she no longer knows who she can trust and who might be out to kill her.

If you liked Twilight. . ., you'll love this book!
--Sarah L. Keeter from Amazon


From the moment I met Ana, clinging to the curtain of the school's stage 20 feet up in the air, I was hooked.
--Michelle Hermann from Amazon

Gutierrez has written a well-thought-out story that had no problems keeping my interest.
--Annette from Annette's Book Spot

It had all the qualities I love in a book. It was fresh, exciting, it made me cry, it made me laugh and as I like to say it had enough juice to keep me going. I love the witty characters. There was NEVER a dull moment.
--Ciecie from GoodReads