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Feb.20.2010
It is my pleasure to have as my guest today writer Susanna Dunlap. A native of Buffalo, NY, Dunlap is the author of The Musician’s Daughter and several other music-related novels for adults and young adults. In this interview the author talks about her life, her inspiration for The Musician’s...
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Feb.14.2010
Please welcome today's guest, Christian Usera, poet and author of the anthology The Four Corners. Usera grew up Washington, D.C. and graduated from New York University with a degree in English and Creative Writing. He has lived in four states as well as abroad in Spain and Bulgaria. While living...
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Feb.12.2010
Aurora Anaya- Cerda, owner of La Casa Azul Bookstore, is an active member of the East Harlem community as a participant and supporter of cultural and educational events. A graduate of UCLA, Ms. Anaya-Cerda has a double Bachelor’s degree in History and Chicana/o Studies and a minor in Education....
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Feb.07.2010
Please welcome my special guest Gerald Elias, musician author of the mystery novel, Devil’s Trill, recently released by Minotaur. He was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to answer my questions about writing and publishing. Visit his website at www.geraldelias.com. To read my review...
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Jan.31.2010
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From the pen of Justin Gustainis comes another page turner… Quincey Morris and Libby Chastian are not your everyday, ordinary private detectives. They specialize in supernatural cases that involve witchcraft, vampires, werewolves and all sorts of preternatural creatures. In this story, an eccentric...
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Jan.24.2010
Devil's Trill, by Gerald Elias
Devil’s Trill, a first-time novel written by violinist, composer and conductor Gerald Elias, is a fascinating story that explores the complex and tumultuous underworld of classical music, priceless violins and virtuoso performers.   Our protagonist, Daniel Jacobus is a blind, old, antisocial and...
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Dec.13.2009
Hi all, I just wanted to share some great reviews my children's picture book has been getting lately... Kathy Davis of Homeschoolbuzz.com has given Humberto the Bookworm Hamster 5 stars! "This lovely picture book will show your children that selfless acts of kindness are more important than...
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Dec.13.2009
Mary Cunningham is the author of the award-winning tween fantasy/mystery series, Cynthia's Attic, which was inspired by a recurring dream about a mysterious attic. After realizing that the dream took place in the home of her childhood friend, Cynthia, the dreams stopped and the writing began. Four...
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Dec.13.2009
The Magician’s Castle is the fourth book in Mary Cunningham’s Cynthia’s Attic mystery/time-travel series for middle-grade readers. The action and adventure novels feature two best friends, Gus and Cynthia, who travel back and forth in time through an old trunk that lies hidden in the cobweb-filled...
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Dec.12.2009
The holidays are a wonderful time to read with your children. I don't know about you, but when my kids were little, I used to burrow tons of Christmas books every week to read to them at night. This week I spent some time online searching for holiday books with Latino themes and these are the...
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Dec.12.2009
This book holiday list was put together by Marcela Landres, editor of Latinidad. Be sure to check out the titles and add them to your gift list--books make the best presents! The Latinidad List Literary Fiction – Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea Simple prose and easy humor belie a...
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Dec.12.2009
Amigo
Today on Pets & Their Authors my golden retriever, Amigo, interviews Buzz, proud owner of animal communicator Tim Link. I'd like to extend an invitation to you all pet lovers to visit the blog at www.petsandauthors.blogspot.com  You can also find out more about Amigo HERE. Thanks! Mayra  
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Dec.02.2009
For Lucha Corpi, art has always meant activism. As a woman, a Hispanic, an immigrant and a mother, she has always found herself breaking down barriers in both life and literature. Her initial writing forays led to the exploration of poetry in Spanish as an outlet for her creativity. In 1970, she...
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Nov.26.2009
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America Libre By Raul Ramos y Sanchez Grand Central Publishing ISBN: 978-0446507752 Copyright August 2009 General Fiction Dramatic and thought-provoking, America Libre is an ambitious novel. The story is set in Los Angeles in the near future and begins with our protagonist, ex-army soldier...
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Nov.25.2009
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It is my pleasure to introduce you to award-winning children's author, storyteller and librarian Lucia Gonzalez. Her classic Cuban folk tale, The Bossy Gallito, was awarded the Pura Belpre Children's Literature Honor Medal by the American Library Association, and selected for New York's Top 20 All...
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