Ms. Fajardo is an attorney by training. After spending several years working with inner city children and homeless families she decided that her first love, writing was a more effective way to use her skills.
In 1996, the mother of seven, decided to write her first children's book based on cultural family foods. She turned her passion for working with children and young adults into a career as she began to teach writing, workshops and storytelling seminars. Today Ms. Fajardo is the co-author of four multi-cultural children's books; Holy Mole Guacamole (And Other Tummy Tales), Pinch A Lotta Enchiladas (And Other Tummy Tales) and Chili Today, Hot Tamale (And Other Tummy Tales) and Ole! Posole! (And Other Tummy Tales). Fajardo is also featured in the Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul 2005 book. She teaches storytelling, poetry, creative writing and fiction and non-fiction workshops.
As the project director for the Colorado Folk Arts Council, Fajardo programs a series of free cultural events in Arapahoe County and Jefferson County in Colorado. These award winning programs are attended by thousands yearly and considered a highlight of cultural diversity state wide.
Her passion is to help young writers draw on their family and community ties to create a rich and vibrant world. She believes that writing is a craft that anyone can do. Her goal is to open the creative process for those that dare to try.