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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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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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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