Over the weekend, I took a leap of faith. I am going to have two virtual parties in April. The one April 1 will be exclusively online for my newsletter subscribers and 600+ followers, most of whom are my friends. Hooray for 600+ Facebook followers on my author site! You are welcome to attend both of them. The first one is already linked as a Facebook event here. The second one is forthcoming, but will be my first-ever live book release and Live Streamed party for Not Your Abuelita's Folktales, so people can come to my house and also watch it from the comfort of their homes. I am going to have prize drawings for both parties, including some e-books. Stay tuned!
The other bit of great news is that my poem "Que Se Mueran de Sed" was accepted by Spillword.com and according to the editor is coming out 3/20/19 at 12:45am Pacific Time (PT). I will post the link as soon as it is live. In that poem, I italicized the Spanish, so I hope it comes through. You should read the online journal. It is amazing, and I am not just saying that because they took my poem.
The last excellent bit of amazing news is that I finally got a reply by a bookstore! I am going to submit my next book for consideration, so they can shelve my book. I am submitting Not Your Abuelita's Folktales as soon as it is done. They take publications from Ingram, but it is my understanding that Lulu Press publishes to both Amazon and Ingram. I will definitely have more to say about this process after next month.
Well, that is all the time I have. I am trying to get midterm grades done by this Friday, so my blog posts may be somewhat scattered, but I will try throw something out to the universe at least every other day.
Have a Magical Realism Monday! I know I am. #barrioblues
Dr. Jesú Estrada,