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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Review: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova | #DSFFBookClub

I’ve wanted to read Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova the moment I knew it existed. Reading the book blurb promised brujas, “Deathday” celebrations, summoning the spirits of dead relatives, and a journey into the Wonderland-esque land of Los Lagos. Once I saw the cover, I was sure I had to read this book. It’s easily in my top 5 favorite covers of 2016. As for the story itself – did it live up to the hype and lofty expectations I created for it? Not quite, but it was still a hell of a fun ride.

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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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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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Bibliography Spotlight – Tristan J. Tarwater

Are you a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, graphic novels, and role playing games? Personally, I love all those things. If you do as well, or even just one or two of them, then let me introduce you to Tristan J. Tarwater!

She’s written several works already and is planning many more, but I just want to highlight some of her most prominent and notable books. Tristan has very kindly provided descriptions of some of her books to give readers a taste of what they may expect.

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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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