Behind the Scenes with Toni Margarita Plummer, author of Attack of Las Quetas

Did Teresa really name a skin tag, a queta, Jabba the Queta? Can a story with body horror be hopeful? Tune in to find out the answer to these questions and more in this week’s episode.

Toni Margarita Plummer was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles, the daughter of a Mexican immigrant mother and white father. She is the author of the story collection The Bolero of Andi Rowe and winner of Somos En Escrito’s 2021 Extra Fiction Contest. A Macondo Fellow, her short fiction has been published in Aster(ix), Kweli, The Acentos Review, Hispanecdotes, and Hinchas de Poesía, among others. Plummer works in book publishing and serves on the board of Latinx in Publishing. She lives in the Hudson Valley. You can find her work at  and on Twitter at @tmargaritaplum. You can also find out more about the mentorship programs from Latinx in Publishing at

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