A. Dare to dream
A. I'm told that I have a warm and welcoming smile.
A. When I'm not being too critical, I can see the best in others and sometimes in myself too.
A. Integrity, kindness, courage
A. My father. He is the most noble man I have ever known.
A CONVERSATION WITH CECILIA SAMARTIN
Q: You fled Cuba and arrived in the United States with your family at an early age. To what extent do you feel a kinship with characters like Ana, who find themselves separated from their cultural heritage and place of birth?
A: I relate in many ways to people who’ve left their countries regardless of which country they may be from, especially if they were forced to leave because of...