Latina Authors and Their Muses

Latina Authors and Their Muses

by Mayra Calvani (Editor)


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Latina Authors and Their Muses by Mayra Calvani

Latina Authors and Their Muses is a collection of interviews with 40 Latina authors, both established and emerging, who are living in the U.S. and writing primarily in English. Working 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.

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 fledging Latina writer just getting started or a multi-published, seasoned author who has been around the publishing block once or twice."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606190630
Publisher: Paladin Timeless Books
Publication date: 12/15/2015
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Puerto Rican 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. She lives in Brussels, Belgium.

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Latina Authors and Their Muses 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Amys_Bookshelf_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Remarkable Read As a writer, author and reviewer, I certainly can respect this collection of stories. It's not the typical -author-interview or tell-me-your-writing-secrets kind of story collection. It's a wonderful collection of diverse stories from authors who write solely in Spanish and others who write in Spanish and English. This book made me want to read some of the work of the presented authors. "You’ve come a long way, baby!" And I certainly agree.
AliTheDragonSlayer More than 1 year ago
This is something completely different for me. A book revolving around forty authors and their muses. Because it focuses on Latina authors I have to state looking in the appendix at the back I didn't notice any familiar names. Mainly due to it not being my favoured genre and because I am in the UK. Each author has a separate chapter which reads much like a resume. All personal details plus where to locate them on the internet and basically a Q&A section. There is a photograph so you get some sense of who you are reading about. The lengths they go to in order to get themselves published is fairly interesting and inspiring and I would say it's more of a book to dip in and out of rather than reading in it's entirety otherwise one tends to merge into another which is slightly unfair on the individual. And it is quite long. If you have a preferred author or interest in this subject I'm sure it has a multitude of information. The cover is truly stunning with such a wide array of colours that alone makes one want to pick the book up. Thanks to Pump Up Your Book for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my honest opinion.