A Q&A With Nevien Shaabneh, Author Of “Secrets Under The Olive Tree”

Today, I want to introduce you all to Nevien Shaabneh, a Palestinian-American author who we may not often see in the book blogging community, but who certainly deserves our attention. She published her debut novel, Secrets Under The Olive Tree, in 2015 and has been been working on her sophomore novel alongside her activism and teaching.

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Book Blitz: The Blazing Star – An Interview With Imani Josey

Have you seen the The Blazing Star around the blogosphere and social media? I hope you have and that it’s already on your radar! If not, let me introduce you to this wonderful book and the terrific Imani Josey.

I’m honored to have the Imani Josey on the blog today for an interview, arranged by the lovely people at Rich In Variety.

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An Interview With Publisher Yali Books & A Book Giveaway!

Today, I’m honored to have Yali Books for an interview and a giveaway of one of their recent YA releases. If you haven’t heard about Yali Books, I featured them in a previous post highlighting independent presses that promote diversity. Yali Books continues to do excellent work in Children’s Literature and I hope this interview will bring attention to the important and necessary work they are doing.

Their giveaway package includes: a copy of The Sorcerer of Mandala, a bookmark (word search puzzle), a visual folding puzzle, and a tree ornament for the holidays!

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Q&A With Yi Shun Lai, Author of “Not A Self-Help Book”

Last week I reviewed Yi Shun Lai’s Not A Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu and let me once again recommend it to you all. If you’re a fan of epistolary novels, this book is a must-must read. It has a unique voice and plot, with memorable characters and complex relationships. The mother-daughter relationship is especially complicated and nuanced. If you read and review Not A Self-Help Book, I’d love to know your thoughts on this aspect of the novel. There’s also a good mix of humor and serious moments, with a dose of family drama to top it off. It’s difficult not to find something in this novel that you’ll like!

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A Q&A With Zoraida Córdova, Author Of “Labyrinth Lost”

I reviewed Labyrinth Lost a couple of weeks ago for Latinx Heritage Month. It was such a fun book full of adventure set in a fascinating world, with wonderful Latinx representation and a positive portrayal of a bisexual protagonist. By now, you have surely heard of this book. If not, please read my review and realize that yes, you do in fact want to read it!

Zoraida Córdova was previously on Read Diverse Books for my The Value In Saying Latinx post, and she’s back again for a Q&A about Labyrinth Lost, her favorite authors, stories about witches/brujas she’s loved in the past and more!

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Q&A With Chilean Author Felipe Oliva Arriagada

Today I want to welcome Felipe Oliva Arrigada, a journalist and writer all the way from Chile. He cares deeply about issues of social justice and loves superheroes and comics.

Read my Q&A with the author and if you’re a Spanish-speaker, check out his awesome book Dragon Army!

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A Q&A With Sabrina Sol & A Gift Card Giveaway

Are any of you Romance readers?

It’s not the genre I typically go for, but over the last several weeks I have decided to venture into this genre discreetly and have enjoyed the couple of books I’ve read. I must admit, Romance is fun! I totally get the appeal.

If you are a Romance lover, then let me introduce you to Sabrina Sol, author of the Delicious Desires series and other steamy romance novels. Read my interview below and be sure to enter the $10 Amazon Gift Card giveaway that Sabrina has graciously hosted.

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Q&A With Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Author Of “Certain Dark Things”

October is almost upon us, which means many of you will soon be in the mood for spooky and dark reads. Well, I’ve got the perfect book for you! Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s upcoming novel, Certain Dark Things, will release on October 25th. Just in time for Halloween!

Today, the author of this exciting paranormal thriller is here to answer a few questions. Feast your eyes on the gorgeous book cover, then read the book synopsis and tell me you’re not intrigued!

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A Q&A With Poet , Editor, And Activist Emanuel Xavier

Last week, I reviewed Radiance, a stellar book of poems by Emanuel Xavier.

To continue celebrating Latinx voices during Latinx Heritage Month, I wanted to follow up my review with a Q&A with the writer himself. I’m thrilled to have him on the blog today, as he recommends other poets we should be reading and compares life as a writer in 2016 to the late 90s.

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Interview: Lucina Stone, Author of “Santa Muerte”

This week, in anticipation of my review for Santa Muerte on Friday, I interviewed Lucina Stone because she wrote a book that immediately appealed to my interests as a reader. I simply had to know the person behind the story a little better. This book has witches/brujas, strong Latinas, time travel, mysterious realms and magic, as well as positive representation of same-sex parent households. Everything about this book screamed “READ ME.” So I did!

Stay tuned for my in-depth review later this week. In the meantime, read my Q&A with the author.

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