Susan McKinney de Ortega, a former award-winning television news reporter, is the author of Flirting in Spanish, What Mexico taught me about love, living and forgiveness (Antaeus, 2011). Selections of her work also appear in One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk about Polyamory, Househusbandry, Mixed Marriage, Open Adoption and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love, edited by Rebecca Walker (Riverhead Books, 2009) and Mexico: A Love Story (Seal Press, 2006).
She lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with her husband and bilingual teenaged daughters.
Flirting in Spanish tells the extraordinary true love story between the 33-year old daughter of former [champion] NBA coach, Jack McKinney, and a poor Mexican teenager. When Susan McKinney moves into Carlos Ortega's lamina-roofed house in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, she finds herself not only sharing a room with her boyfriend, his brother and his sister, but struggling to find her place in another macho world - exactly what she had come to Mexico to escape.