Books, Health, Healthy eating, Latina writer, Non-fiction, water footprint, Water sustainability, WoWW, Writing

How We Can “Eat Less Water” And Help The Environment

When the well is dry, we know the value of water- Benjamin Franklin For thousands of people in Flint, Michigan and East Porterville, California, the well dried up. For 800 million people around the world, the well is dry. There's a new book arriving on November 1st, 2017 titled "Eat Less Water." The author and… Continue reading How We Can “Eat Less Water” And Help The Environment

Amada Irma Perez, Books, Latina writer, Latino culture, Writing

A Book’s Quinceñera

  Leave it to my friend, Amada, to throw a Quinceñera for her first published book, "My Very Own Room/Mi PropioCuarito." She's creative and fun like that. The book, which teaches a valuable lesson about the strength of family and the importance of dreams, turns 15 in April 2015. Five children's books later, Amada is… Continue reading A Book’s Quinceñera

#WeNeedDIverseBooks, Books, Diversity, Latina writer, Latino Literature, Self Identity

DiverseLit: 10 New Summer Reads 2014

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.–Vera Nazarian   The weekend was beautiful, sunny but not too warm, breezy but just enough to cool the face. It's going to be an awesome summer to go to the beach, backyard, or lay out on the… Continue reading DiverseLit: 10 New Summer Reads 2014

#WeNeedDIverseBooks, Diversity, Latina writer, Strong Women, Women Prisoners, Writing, Writing Process

Writing Strong Women

  Last year, I read “The Sandoval Sisters,” an award winning historical fiction book by Sandra Ramos O’Briant and enjoyed it so much that I began to follow her blog, http://www.bloodmother.com.  I was pleasantly surprised when she asked me to be part of a blog adventure initiated on Twitter #weneeddiversebooks and #diverselit, in which we… Continue reading Writing Strong Women