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    After my home, Epiphany is the place that looms largest in my South El Monte life. It was where I attended elementary school, walking home with my sisters after school in our saddle shoes and plaid jumpers, me carrying my backpack over just one shoulder so as not to…

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

I will celebrate this month by reading books by Latino authors. I also aim to review the books on Amazon, B&N, and Goodreads, which is so important in getting them attention and which I don’t do often enough.First up, ECHO by Pam Muñoz Ryan! I very much enjoyed one of her other children’s books: ESPERANZA RISING. What books will you be reading?

International Latino Book Awards

The awards ceremony was hosted at Cal State Dominguez Hills on September 8. Check out the list of winners for a large list of books by Latinos that were published last year. There’s everything from children’s to fiction to nonfiction to poetry. You’re sure to find some great books to celebrate the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month with.

I’m pleased to say that Latina Authors and Their Muses edited by Mayra Calvani, which I was interviewed in, won First Place for Best Latino Focused Nonfiction Book!

Interview on Young to Publishing Writers Blog

I was thrilled to be interviewed by a talented young writer and publishing professional Stephanie Jimenez. You can check out the post here! Back when I was “young,” I attended Young to Publishing events and met some great people. But back then they didn’t have a special writers group. Go to the website for more info on them, as well as other interviews of writers who also work in publishing!

A South El Monte Story

I would like this blog to keep track of all the literary works that come out of or are about South El Monte. My good friend, fellow Macondista, and fellow MPW graduate Michael Sarabia has published his story Tio Rojo in  Label Me Latina/o. And the story is set in South El Monte! You can read it and other fine works here.

Interview on La Bloga

I was thrilled to be interviewed by the lovely and talented Melinda Palacio for the Friday edition of La Bloga. Here I talk about what I’m doing these days–freelance editing!

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