Title: Latina Authors and Their Muses by Mayra Calvani
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
Genre: Reference/Writing Skills
Latina Authors and Their Muses is a collection of interviews with 40 Latina authors, both established and emerging, who are originally from Latin America or Hispanic descendants, and who are living in the U.S. and writing primarily in English.
Writing in genres ranging from the literary to children’s picture books to fantasy novels to chick lit, and more, this remarkable group of talented authors share their wisdom on the craft of writing and the business
of publishing, providing aspiring writers with the nuts and bolts they’ll need to succeed.
In spite of their different backgrounds, education levels, and jobs, two factors bind these authors together: their passion and commitment to their craft and to sharing their stories with the world in spite of the odds.
Latina Authors and Their Muses is a celebration of creativity, the writer’s life, and the passionate quest for spiritual and artistic freedom.
An inspirational, entertaining, and informative book focusing on the craft of writing and the practical business of publishing, one that provides aspiring authors with the nuts and bolts of the business. A book that not only showcases prominent figures but emerging voices as well, writers working on a wide range of genres from the literary to the commercial.
In spite of their different backgrounds, education levels, and jobs, two factors more than any others bind these writers together: their passion and commitment to their craft and to sharing their stories with the world in spite of the odds.
Latina Authors and Their Muses is a celebration of creativity, the writer’s life, the passionate quest for spiritual and artistic freedom.
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Latina Authors and Their Muses is available for order through your favorite local bookstore. Copies can also be ordered from the publisher, Twilight Times Books, P. O. Box 3340, Kingsport, TN 37664 and via the Internet at http://twilighttimesbooks.com.
From the Foreword by Leticia Gomez
“Latina Authors and Their Muses is a celebration of creativity and the creative writing process, but it also offers savvy information about the industry itself, as well as agents and publishers. It also provides helpful hints and strategies regarding promotion and marketing, whether you are a fledgling Latina writer just getting started or a multi-published, seasoned author who has been around the publishing block once or twice.”
About the Author
Award-winning author Mayra Calvani has penned over ten books for children and adults in genres ranging from picture books to nonfiction to paranormal fantasy novels. She’s had over 300 articles, short stories, interviews and reviews published in magazines such as The Writer, Writer’s Journal and Bloomsbury Review, among others. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, she now resides in Brussels, Belgium.