Latinx Heritage Month Wrap-Up

Once again, I want to thank all the wonderful and talented authors who collaborated with me to make this month-long celebration of Latinx voices a reality. I had never attempted a project of this scope and am happy with how it turned out. I could have been more organized, but I will focus on the positives instead and look forward to future projects. I hope to make next year’s celebration even better!

For now, here’s a wrap-up post of all the reviews, guest posts, Q&As, and author spotlights featured on my blog throughout Latinx Heritage Month. If you missed any of my posts, now’s your chance to catch up and discover new authors and poets!

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Reading Villalobos in McAllen

A guest post by Elliott Turner:

About seven years ago, I was broke. I was drowning in student loan and credit card debt. I had a wife and young family in Latin America, and needed a steady job in the US ASAP to be able to bring them to the US. I’d crashed at my mom’s place a few months, but couldn’t stay there forever. Thus, I scanned job openings online every day and applied for a gig in an area of the United States often overlooked: the Rio Grande Valley, that patch of arid Texas land just North of Mexico.

It was a decision that would change my life forever. And I will forever link that period of my life to a groundbreaking novella about the narco-estado by Juan Pablo Villalobos.

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From Love, Community

A guest post by Sabrina Vourvoulias, author of the dystopian novel, “Ink.”

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Bibliography Spotlight: Wendy C. Ortiz & A Book Giveaway!

There’s only a week left in Latinx Heritage Month! I know that I have been flooding your inboxes and WordPress Readers with my blog posts all month, but it’s almost over. Unfortunately :(. I hope you have enjoyed celebrating and uplifting Latinx voices along with me! Thank you to anyone who has stuck with me the entire month. Your support means the world to me.

Today, I want to welcome and introduce you to Wendy C. Ortiz. Check out the books she has written and enter the giveaway for her upcoming memoir, Bruja! Just in time for Halloween.

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“Abre Los Hojos” – ​Désirée Zamorano on the dangers of selective perception

A guest post by Désirée Zamorano on the dangers of selective perception.

From Wikipedia: “Selective perception is the tendency not to notice and more quickly forget stimuli that cause emotional discomfort and contradict our prior beliefs.”

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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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Bibliography Spotlight: Lisa M. Bradley

I want to continue my streak of promoting Latinx poets in the book blogging community. So today, Lisa M. Bradley is on the blog and introduces us to her book The Haunted Girl and some of her stunning poems.

The poem titles are linked to pages where they’ve been published, so give them a read when you have the time!

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Guest Review: Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera

I want to give a huge thanks to Brendon from Gaming For Justice for cross-posting this wonderful review on my blog for Latinx Heritage Month .

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A ‘Wish for Someplace Else’: Latinx Poetry As Community

(A guest post by Iliana Rocha.)

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about poetry & its relationship to community, & the place I keep arriving at is that, for me, poetry is community.

One of the questions I get asked the most is why I turned to the genre in the first place: Why poetry? The unstated assumptions behind this question, I think, concern the supposed difficulty of it, supposed lack of contemporary relevance, supposed exclusivity.

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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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