About

My name is Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini. I am an attorney, author, and entrepreneur. I enjoy challenge, and I am always looking for the next growth opportunity.

One of my favorite quotes is:

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” by Robert A. Heinlein

Although I have not literally experienced all of the above (particularly the invasion planning, butchering, ship conning, and–hopefully not for a bit longer–the dying part…) I am a Renaissance person all-the-way, yet somehow I manage to have laser-focus when needed, particularly when I am writing, researching, or planning.

About My Professional Career

I have worked with major corporations and smaller companies, as well as on my own. I left my  job as a U.S. Space Shuttle engineer at Kennedy Space Center for law school in 1993, graduated from GWU Law School in 1996, worked with some great companies–including government contractors, nonprofit “think tanks,” consulting firms and law firms–worked for a famous astronaut, and eventually established my virtual law practice in business and intellectual property law in Florida.

During the past fifteen years, while continuing to practice law, I launched a start-up technology company, enjoyed teaching as an adjunct professor of legal ethics and negotiations for a top-rated Executive M.B.A. program in Florida, wrote and published six books, served my community in various leadership roles, and raised an amazing daughter with my husband of 20 years.

My diverse preparation, experiences, successes and failures have enabled me to strategically spot the “dos and don’ts” of business ownership and operation. I leverage this knowledge for the benefit of my clients.

Besides helping my law practice clients, I also love to write and share my knowledge and experiences with others through teaching, coaching and speaking engagements.

About My Writing and Other Interests

I am an “indie author” and enjoy self-publishing. Now in its 3rd edition, my book “Does Your Compass Work? A Legal Guide for Florida Businesses” helps businesses understand the importance of following legal and business guidelines to maximize business success. The book is also available in Spanish.

I released my first novel in 2014, “Antonio’s Will: A Story of Sacrifice, Love, Tragedy and Injustice,” exposing the story of injustice of a man executed in the electric chair in the United States in 1916.  (It was on the Amazon Best Seller and Top Rated Kindle lists for Caribbean and Hispanic American Literature for a couple of years after publication in 2014.) Check out the article I wrote about the novel on this blog by clicking here!) I published “Antonio’s Grace: An Island’s Plea for a Native Son” (Book 2 of the Antonio’s Series) in 2015. It is a nonfiction book containing a selection of photographs, historical documents and commentary on the fascinating story and the legal case in “Antonio’s Will.”

Last spring, I wrote and illustrated a short story, “How the Colonel got His Name,” based on a real story about one of the descendants of the family in Antonio’s Will. Learn more about how to get it for free here. On December 2016, I published the Spanish version of Antonio’s Will, “La Voluntad de Antonio: Una Historia de Sacrificio, Amor, Tragedia e Injusticia.” It is now on Goodreads Giveaway. You can enter by going here and scrolling down.

I am also working on my second novel–centered on historical murders that occurred within my family in 15th century medieval Spain–and have other projects in the works. Please click on the book covers on the sidebar for more information about my books!

I publish in various media, hold speaking engagements, and I am active in my community. I love genealogy, reading, art, and music. I live with my husband, daughter and our awesome rescued labradors.

Please check the posts on the right margin. I hope you find them helpful. Feel free to say hello when you get a chance!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Please visit my websites at www.TiradoChiodini.com, www.doesyourcompasswork.com, www.AntoniosWill.com, and www.AntoniosGrace.com. Follow my Facebook author page at www.facebook.com/Yasmin.Tirado.Chiodini.Author for more information about me, as well as my books. I am also on Linkedin, Google+ and Twitter (@TiradoChiodini).

2 Responses to About

  1. jose martinez garcia says:

    Hola, Yasmin. Solo para saludarte y decirte que sigo esperando tu próxima obra. Se que producir buena literatura no se hace del día ssala mañana pero pienso, que al igual que yo tienen que haber muchas otras personas esperando mas obras de ti. Si las primeras han sido buenísimas, que de podría esperar de las próximas? Adelante siempre con sus proyectos. Muchas bendiciones.

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  2. (I am translating your message for the benefit of other blog readers)

    Translation:

    Hello, Yasmin. Just to say hello and tell you that I ‘m awaiting your next work. I know that good literature is not written in a day, but I think that, like me, there are many other people waiting for more works from you. If the former have been so good, what could we expect from the next ones to come? Please continue with your projects. Many blessings.

    Response:

    Dear Jose,

    Thanks so much for your message. You are right, these projects take quite a bit of time, and the effort is more challenging when the writer is independent like me. We bear all costs of research, writing, and publishing, as well as promotion. As I am not dedicated to writing full time (I am hoping this day will come), my projects take much longer to complete.

    In the spring I wrote and illustrated a short story: “How the Colonel Got His Nickname,” which is available for free right now to members of my“Advanced Reader Group.” (You may already know this, but just in case, you can find more information on my pages: http://www.Tirado-Chiodini.com and http://www.AntoniosWill.com). The e-book will be available on Amazon soon.

    At present I have been working on the Spanish version of Antonio’s Will, which I am writing in my spare time. I have a novel (or a series, we’ll see) in a state of “hibernation.” I hope to continue working on it next year. This one takes place in the 15th century in Spain, but it will extend to America. It is also based on true historical events, but I am experimenting with some new elements (paranormal, time travel, among others). It deals with a series of murders and the conspiracy behind them.

    Please follow my author Facebook page, as well, which I keep most active (https://www.facebook.com/yasmin.tirado.chiodini.author). And please keep in touch!

    Thanks again for contacting me!

    Cheers, Yasmin

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