I also want to give Aditya Deshmukh a heartfelt thank you for the chance to speak my truth. Muchas gracias, hermano.
You can read it at "Interview with María J. Estrada".
A lot of wonderful writer things have been happening. I have gotten great reviews for both of my summer releases Mona's Return and Not Your Abuelita's Folktales. Writers, you know how hard it is to get these.
Thank you reviewers! You brighten my month.
I am also celebrating my 1,000+ followers on Twitter and getting to know a huge number of amazing writers. In celebration, I am giving away two books today, Friday, August 16, and will have a benchmark giveaway every 1,000 followers. (You can follower me @drmariajestrada; I follow back and continue to follow, unless you are a troll or harassing me for a date.) That has been one of the greatest discoveries: These authors are supportive and uplifting and making me buy a bunch of great books.
What an amazing time we live in to be exposed to so many great writers because of technology. Now, let's make literacy a dream for everybody and provide the space and time for them to read.
Secondly, I am having a rolling giveaway of Mona's Return on my FB Author page. Each giveaway only lasts a week, and last time, the winner didn't even claim the prize, which made me quite sad. The new giveaway is linked here and runs through, August 20th: https://www.amazon.com/ga/p/34726f519a6522c0
May you experience joy as you experiment with writing and marketing. #barrioblues