The Book of Want wins the silver medal in the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards, in the category of Multicultural Fiction Adult. For a complete list of winners, visit here.
The Book of Want wins first place: On April 21, 2012, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, my novel, The Book of Want (University of Arizona Press, 2011), was awarded first place in the romantic comedy category of the Latino Books into Movies contest sponsored by Latino Literacy Now and the Latino Book & Family Festival. The novel will now be considered by producers for potential film treatment.
New anthology: A chapter from The Book of Want is also featured in the anthology, New California Writing 2012 (Heyday Books), edited by Gayle Wattawa with a foreword by book critic, David Kipen.
The L.A. Flood Project: I am one of the authors involved in this interactive literary event created by Mark Marino of USC.
Poets & Writers Magazinepublished my writing recommendations online. Take a peek and feel free to leave a comment.
The Book of Want, my new novel, was officially released on March 24, 2011. Visit my readings page for appearances.