I was thinking, what can I do to thank people who subscribe to my newsletter and follow my Facebook Author page? Those of you who know me in real life, know that I love to throw parties, but lately, my husband has been squashing my grandiose soirees, and I thought, what about a virtual party? The people here in Chicago could actually eat and drink, and folks who attend virtually could win prizes. This would be a test because it’s important to see what might go wrong, or right. (The idea was inspired by Pagan Malcolm who just did a virtual book release for her book. You can visit the site for her amazing new book Lanterns in the Sky.)
I do want to have a real launch party for my fifth book, Not Your Abuelita's Folktales, and do a reading. That portion would be Live Streamed, but that's as far as I've gotten in the planning. All I know is that I want to make it fun, since it will be my first-ever book release party, real or online, and it will have to take place during Spring Break.
I also got some cover concepts from my friend, and they look great! Now, it's up to me to finalize this bad boy. Everything in due time.
It's midterms, and I have to grade papers with rad energy.
Keep dreaming big and write as though it were your last day. #barrioblues
Dr. Jesú Estrada,