First of all, I haven't bee blogging as much because I have been revising my novel, and that is a near-meditative state. Productive, but very introspective. I also just started teaching and that takes a lot of time and energy. Nevertheless, some exciting writing things are happening!
The second edition of my novelette Wolf Trek is coming out in a few months. I am really happy with the cover, and after going back and forth with the designer, settled on the cover you see below. I am genuinely rewriting a second edition, not just reprinting the original text with a new introduction. Stay tuned!
In a week or so, I am having a new Amazon giveaway. For that one, I am giving away a couple of paperbacks of Not Your Abuelita's Folktales. The book is getting decent four to five star reviews. I am as ever intrigued by the four star reviews, but I am happy the book is being reviewed! (You know sometimes these reviews take blood sacrifices.)
In the next few weeks, I will also be interviewing some amazing writers. Steve L. Carr and Mehreen Ahmend, both amazing writers. That is actually the highlight of this post! I am also reviewing The Pacifist by Mehreen in a few weeks.
Finally, I am nearing 2,000 Twitter followers. I will be giving away one or two copies of my novelettes. So, follow me @drmariajestrada if you haven't done so and join the fun.
I hope you are all having an amazing day. My husband is luring me with sushi for lunch, and we are still doing some back to school shopping, so I'm off.
Keep living that writing dream. #barrioblues