Mireya Navarro is a New York Times writer who has worked as a journalist in New York, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and covered stories in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and Cuba. She's been a writer for the Times for most of her career and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 as part of the team that produced "How Race is Lived in America," a series that was later issued as a book. She's currently a Metropolitan News writer for the Times covering housing and issues of income inequality in New York. She's the author of STEPDOG, released in 2015 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. She describes STEPDOG as "a love story, sort of."
"Eddie, my husband's dog, behaved like a jealous mistress when we met. He kept at it -- through the courtship, after the wedding, right now. There are worse dogs than Eddie -- dogs that eat shoes or bite people. Eddie just tried to ruin my marriage. I had to show him who was top dog. Then we both got older and wiser." (For the latest on this ongoing relationship, please check out my essay "A Truce With My Aging Stepdog" in the New York Times at http://nyti.ms/255K7bT)
Mia, as Ms. Navarro is known among friends and colleagues, also wrote "Green Wedding," a hardcover guide to eco-friendly weddings published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang. It includes advice from environmental experts and interviews with couples who share their experiences in planning a green celebration. And it features photography that shows how gorgeous and stylish a green wedding can be. For more information about "Green Wedding," please visit www.MireyaNavarro.com.
Mia was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently lives in Manhattan and Montclair, N.J. with her stepdog and her husband, fellow journalist Jim Sterngold.