Chiquis Barrón

Author | Researcher | Art Junkie

About Me

In addition to being a writer, I have also worked in behavioral and clinical research with the University of Arizona in the fields of Psychology, Psychiatry, Gender/Women's Studies, and Infectious Diseases. My interests have always been in observing cultural influences that impact racial and gender health disparities. My work in academia is closely tied to and inspires the themes in my creative works.


I have received creative writing grants from the American Association of University Women, Fundación Valparaíso (Mojácar, Almería, Spain), and Vermont Studio Center. My novel, Café Dulcet, received two awards in the 13th Annual International Latino Book Awards. I am also author of the motivational gift book Good Things for a Young Woman's Spirit, and was creator and editor of Art Motif Magazine, an online publication showcasing artists, their artwork, and the people, ideas, elements and moods that inspire them to create. 


I am a life-long art aficionado and in the spring of 2024, I launched Galleria Linda Vista, a family-owned gift shoppe bringing together three generations of art lovers and creators to offer a carefully curated selection of unique art, crafts, books, stationery, jewelry and other eclectic finds.