The Hummingbird's Daughter

Teresita Psalms: Saint of Cabora Texts

Lots of readers/fans and a few scholars have written to me over the past year asking for some insight into thde background of my novel, THE HUMMINGBIRD'S DAUGHTER. (And, I suppose, its sequel, coming next year from Little, Brown.) Although I do have piles and stacks and shelves full of rsearch, and I suspect the longest Teresita Urrea bibliography ever compiled, I don't think that's what people are after. People want stories. Some want revelations of spiritual secrets, some want adventure, some want writing tips and some just want to hear juicy yarns.


You don't often get to peek behind the curtain. Most of you know that HUMMINGBIRD took me 20 years to complete. We often talk about doing a non-fiction book of some of my experiences in the Twilight Zone of that experience. (And, yeah, I'm starting on HUMMINGBIRD II right now.)

Pasadena's Hummingbirds

Getting ready for the big blowout in Pasadena for their One City, One Story program. They have an amazing schedule over the next couple of weeks and I hope you can get to some of these lectures and presentations (wish I could!). For more info, here. The local paper did a nice profile too (Cindy says, but I hate the picture ...).

For the rest of us, here's a great tale Cindy found in the Pasadena Star-News:

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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