No sleep 'til Brooklyn


Caught an early morning flight from Amarillo, aiming to meet up with Cindy and Chayo at Laguardia and we'll make our way to the Brooklyn Book Festival this weekend.

Hopefully, I will get in town in time to make the Librotraficantes 50 State of Freedom of Speech reading tonight at La Casa de Azul bookstore in New York City. The reading, which will also feature poet Martin Espada and Librotraficantes founder Tony Diaz, is supposed to start at 6. Wait for me!

On Sunday, I will help open the Brooklyn Book Festival with my 10 a.m. panel called Home is Not a Place with Patricia Engel (Vida), Jose Manuel Prieto (Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire), graphic novelist Leela Corman and the amazing Tiphanie Yanique. I will also be appearing at La Casa de Azul's tent from 2-3:30 during a session that will also feature a few other incredible Latino authors. You should come and say hello.

Then home.


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Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat:  If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.

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