Mayra was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, in 1966. She is a novelist, poet, essayist, and writer of short stories. Her work has been awarded around the World, and it has been translated into English, French, German, and Italian. The "Letras de Oro" (USA, 1994) and the Juan Rulfo (Paris, 1996) are among the most prestigious prizes she has received. She has been resident professor at several universities in the USA, Latin America and Europe.