Wisdom and Inspiration from Latina Authors in New
Latina Authors and Their Muses features advice from 40
As the Hispanic American population of the U.S. increases, with
influences ranging from Mexico to Central America and the Caribbean, so does
interest in literature inspired by those cultures.
Award-winning author Mayra Calvani has now edited a collection
of interviews with 40 Latina authors living in the U.S. and writing in English.
Latina Authors and Their Muses is an inspirational and
informative book focusing on the craft of writing and the business of
publishing, one that provides aspiring writers with the nuts and bolts of the
“I had the opportunity to meet Carmen Dolores Hernandez, book
review editor at El Nuevo Día
newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico, when she visited me in Brussels,” says Calvani. “She’d published some of my short stories and novel excerpts in Revista
Domingo in the past, and I deeply admired her wisdom as a writer and
woman of letters.
“She mentioned the anthology she had put
together back in 1997, Puerto Rican Voices in English. I ordered a copy
and became absorbed by the candor and insight of the authors as they talked
about their backgrounds, books, and writing,” Calvani continues.
“Wouldn’t it be
perfect to put together a similar anthology showcasing Latina authors writing
in English in the United States? This book would not only showcase prominent
figures but emerging voices as well, writers working on a wide range of genres
from the literary to the commercial.”
Author Bio 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.
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