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Black Velvet
December 16, 2012 – 3:09 pm | 17 Comments

Childhood memories are vivid, almost indescribable in their detail, and impossible to forget. A Christmas memory I have is that of a black velvet dress  a family friend gave to me for my seventh Christmas.
The …

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Communicating with just The Look
August 9, 2012 – 8:28 am | One Comment
Communicating with just The Look

Author’s Note: One of my goals as a writer is to publish in every genre possible. It’s challenging but an interesting experiment. The latest effort is Chronicles of Ash, a nine-book fantasy series influenced by …

La Chancleta: A Short Story
June 4, 2012 – 7:41 am | 8 Comments
La Chancleta: A Short Story

The following is an excerpt from La Chancleta, a short story written by Kali Amanda Browne, a prolific writer and publisher of ebooks ranging on topics from crime novels, cookbooks, a women’s short story collection …

Connecting with Latina Authors y Writing Tips
November 3, 2011 – 1:00 am | 10 Comments
Connecting with Latina Authors y Writing Tips

by Teresa Dovalpage
“Go and sell lots of books!” said my friend Raquelita when I left Taos on October 14th to participate in the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville. I nodded, encouraged. ¡Pues claro! Wasn’t …

Making More than Arroz in a Rice Cooker
September 27, 2011 – 1:00 am | 31 Comments
Making More than Arroz in a Rice Cooker

The sound of steam quickly rising from the rice cooker on the kitchen counter, followed by the “ding” of done, is a vivid, burned-in-my-brain memory of my parents’ house.
When I got married, my father gave …

Esmeralda Santiago: Latina Literary Inspiration
July 25, 2011 – 1:00 am | 22 Comments
Esmeralda Santiago: Latina Literary Inspiration

By Lisa Quinones-Fontanez 
I will never forget the day I came across the book that would change my literary life. I was in my college bookstore, buying textbooks when the title caught me by surprise: When …

Latin Fitness: Be Que Barbara! (Giveaway)
March 13, 2011 – 10:58 am | 14 Comments
Latin Fitness: Be Que Barbara! (Giveaway)

Giveaway closed: Jackie Won. Thanks to all who left comments!
By Barbara Gomez Trujillo
Ya! Enough is enough!
Spring is here, your New Year’s resolutions are slowly but surely dwindling, and although that big sweater is disguising the …

What The Farm Maiden Stirred (Giveaway)
March 1, 2011 – 9:38 am | 19 Comments
What The Farm Maiden Stirred (Giveaway)

Listen as Maria Reads The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred
My 7-year-old found, sitting on the kitchen table, the new book,The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred. It had just arrived in the mail.
A little …

Goal! The Boys from Little Mexico
June 11, 2010 – 4:30 am | 3 Comments
Goal! The Boys from Little Mexico

With the Latino love of fútbol and the World Cup starting today, we thought it appropriate to highlight a newly released non-fiction book, The Boys from Little Mexico by Steve Wilson.
The book follows an all-Hispanic …

America Libre: A Book Giveaway
July 15, 2009 – 6:59 am | 22 Comments
America Libre: A Book Giveaway

The new book by Raul Ramos y Sanchez, America Libre, details a world we don’t want to live in, an imagined future we do not want to see, but one that doesn’t really sound that far-fetched …

Latino Book Month giveaway: Winners announced
May 15, 2009 – 10:24 am | 48 Comments
Latino Book Month giveaway: Winners announced

We are hosting a Latino Book Month giveaway to thank you for stopping by and offering your feedback on our new blog, a rinconcito for all of us.