Lee & Low Books Winner of the 2012 Pura Belpre Award -Pura Belpré Award 2012 William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist -William C Morris 2012 Finalist Top 10 Can't Miss Fall Books for Teens -Kirkus Review Bienvenidos! Welcome to my home on the web. I created this site for you, the readers of Young Adult fiction, educators, and anyone else who enjoys a heartfelt story. My name is Guadalupe Garcia McCall, but most people call me Loop. I like to sit on my porch, listen to the sounds of nature, and write stories about the complexities and magic of growing up. When I write, I think about how important and valuable life and all of its experiences are, so I try to write stories that give meaning to those experiences. My debut novel, Under the Mesquite, is not just a story about personal loss; it is a story about the blessings of family and the power of memory and love. I hope you enjoy reading it.