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joannBronzeWord’s Blog is moving. On Monday, May 18th, BronzeWord Latino Authors opened its doors to Top Ten Days of Crafty Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo. At the new BronzeWord Latino Authors, you will find the same insights and information on Latino/a authors and their books. Inquire about being highlighted in the Top Ten Days. Latino/a bloggers will be spotlighted each Saturday. Also email me for information about being a host once per month to an author for the first Latino Virtual Book Tour. Coming soon will be the BronzeWord Blog Carnival where you will have at your Clicktip, the top posts from many different Latino/a authors and bloggers. Learn about your favorite authors and enjoy all the news about the best of the best in Latino Literature. Also be sure to join @LatinoBookNews for the latest on Latino/a authors and their books; on contests, awards, and grants. Learn the news as it happens. Brag about your accomplishments and be supported by all. Join and spread the news about Latino/a news.

SINS OF THE FLESH November 2009 Grand Central PublishingNY TIMES and USA TODAY bestseller Caridad Pineiro was one of the authors featured in the June 2009 issue of New Jersey Monthly. To read the article online, please follow this link: http://njmonthly.com/articles/lifestyle/people/whole-lotta-love.html.  Caridad’s next release is SINS OF THE FLESH, her first single title paranormal romantic suspense from Grand Central Publishing.






A guest editorial by Raul Ramos y Sanchez, author of the upcoming Grand Central Publishing release AMERICA LIBRE, set a record for visitors at the Orlando Sentinel’s Hispanosphere blog and stirred a torrent of reader comments. Posted on April 27, “Getting beyond the A-word on immigration reform” drew passionate reactions, pro and con. “You’ve set the blog on fire,” wrote blog host Victor Ramos to the GCP author. To read the provocative article and reader reactions, follow the link below.

AMERICA LIBRE by Raul Ramos y SanchezIn addition, New York Times best-selling author James Rollins lauded Raul’s work and said: “In such explosive times as ours, it is rare to discover a novel that captures fanaticism in all its extremes and tells a story as thrilling and vibrant as Raul Ramos y Sanchez’s AMERICA LIBRE. Future and history collide in a cautionary tale of a new Civil War on American soil. A must-read for all, no matter where you draw your line in the sand.” AMERICA LIBRE will be released by Grand Central Publishing July 29, 2009.

Finally, Raul Ramos y Sanchez’s AMERICA LIBRE has been included in the USA Today 2009 Summer Reads list. To read more on this, please click here: http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2009-summer-books-calendar.htm



SUNSTRUCK by Mayra CalvaniPuerto Rican author Mayra Calvani is the new National Latino Books Examiner for Examiner.com. She’ll be posting reviews, profiles, interviews, news and events to promote the work of Latino authors in all genres. Visit her at http://www.examiner.com/x-6309-Latino-Books-Examiner and consider susbcribing to her posts. If you’re a Hispanic author who’d like to be promoted, contact Mayra at mayra (dot) calvani (at) gmail (dot) com.

Mayra Calvani also has a new blog, Pets and Their Authors (http://petsandauthors.blogspot.com) where her dog, Amigo, interviews authors’ pets. Get the lowdown on your favorite authors, straight from their pets’ mouths! For more on Mayra, check out her interview on NY Times Bestselling author Marta Acosta’s Vampire Wire! Just follow this link: http://vampirewire.blogspot.com/2009/02/interview-and-book-contest-with-mayra.html

SLIPPERY ART OF BOOK REVIEWINGTHE SLIPPERY ART OF BOOK REVIEWING, co-authored by Mayra Calvani was nominated for an EPPIE 2009 Award under the Nonfiction Category and is a Foreword Best Book of the Year Finalist. The book was also a National Best Books Awards Finalist last October and is required reading at Loyola College, Kent University and Claremont University. To learn more about the book, please visit www.slipperybookreview.wordpress.com.





THE THROWAWAY PIECEJoAnn Hernandez’s THE THROWAY PIECE was named as a finalist for the THE ERIC HOFFER AWARD’s Montaigne Medal.


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February News

ROGELIA'S HOUSE OF MAGICROGELIA’S HOUSE OF MAGIC by Jamie Martinez Wood a young adult novel, has been nominated for the Tomas Rivera Book Award and the International Latino Book Award.



ADIOS TO MY OLD LIFEBarbara Caridad Ferrer’s ADIÓS TO MY OLD LIFE was chosen to be part of the 2009 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults List at the Mid Winter ALA. The list is used by librarians throughout the country to promote popular reading amongst teens.


joannJo Ann Hernandez’s BronzeWord Blog is a new entry in the field of Latino news. The blog offers writers information on publishing news especially with an impact on Latinos/as, Latino/a book awards, Latino/a author’s new releases, agents and editors views and needs, writing techniques, contests guidelines and conferences information and marketing and promotional strategies. BronzeWord is passionate about helping Latinos/as maximize their writing potential. Articles will be provided to relevant writing news and to inspire and assist you to achieve your writing goals this year. For more information, please visit http://bronzeword.wordpress.com

HONOR CALLSCaridad Pineiro’s HONOR CALLS, a Silhouette Nocturne Bite novella, is now available at http://www.eharlequin.com. HONOR CALLS is Caridad’s 20th release and the 8th book in the popular THE CALLING Vampire novels.

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DIRTY GIRLS ON TOPAlisa Valdes-Rodriquez’s DIRTY GIRLS ON TOP was selected as one of the top novels of 2008 by AfterEllen.com.

Alisa is also pleased to advise that registration for this year’s ChicaLit Club conference is live online. For more information on the ChicaLit Club, please click here or visit chicalitclub.blogspot.com!

LATINA IN WONDERLANDJennifer Prado is pleased to announce that the content of her blog, Emerge – New Authors, which features new and established authors will be reprinted on a weekly basis by a popular Arts and Culture website beginning in January 2009.

Starting New Years’ Day, check out our NuncaSola Member blog tour! Please visit Mary Castillo’s Blog for additional information on the blog tour! Here are the NuncaSola members who are participating:

Misa Ramirez
Jamie Martinez Wood
Lara Rios
Berta Platas
Mary Castillo
Alisa Valdes Rodriguez
Margo Candela
Barbara Caridad Ferrer
Gabriella Hewitt
L.M. Gonzalez
Tracy Montoya

Mary Castillo will be moderating a panel on Sunday, January 25th, 3-5 p.m. at the Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Public Library. The panel includes Jamie Martinez Wood, Reyna Grande, Margo Candela, Sandra Lopez and Sarah Garcia. The library is located at 12700 Montecito Rd in Seal Beach, CA 90740. For more info, please call (562) 430-1048 or visit www.marycastillo.com.

LUCKY CHICABerta Platas has a fun new widget for her LUCKY CHICA release! Click here to see what you would do if you won $600 million dollars and to read an excerpt from Berta’s new book.

SOUTH BEACH CHICAS CATCH THEIR MANCaridad Pineiro’s SOUTH BEACH CHICAS CATCH THEIR MAN has been chosen as a Joyfully Reviewed Recommended Read for December. To read the review, please click here!

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The Accidental SanteraIrete Lazo is pleased to announce that actress Elizabeth Peña, who stars in this winter’s “Nothing Like the Holidays,” has signed on to direct the film adaptation of The Accidental Santera. Check back for updates on the project in the coming weeks and months.

Please also check out Irete’s Guest Blog on LatinaLista.net on President-elect Obama’s séance comment during his first press conference as well as this interview with Irete at UnderTheMicroscope.com.

SLIPPERY ART OF BOOK REVIEWINGMayra Calvani is pleased to announce that The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing, co-authored by Mayra Calvani has been nominated for an EPPIE 2009 Award under the Nonfiction Category. Winners will be announced on March 5th 2009. The book was also a National Best Books Awards Finalist last October. To learn more about the book, visit www.slipperybookreview.wordpress.com.

SOLDIER'S SECRET CHILDCaridad Pineiro is pleased to announce that her December 2008 release, SOLDIER’S SECRET CHILD, was a Harlequin Top 10 “Giving” book in November. Also, it received 4 Stars from Romantic Times and
4.5 Stars from Cataromance who said SOLDIER’S SECRET CHILD was “(i)ntriguingly suspenseful plus overflowing with conflicting emotions, SOLDIER’S SECRET CHILD is poignantly compelling.”

In addition, copies of Caridad’s novella DESIRE CALLS from the popular THE CALLING Vampire series were released as free samplers to students at colleges and universities throughout the United States as a promotion for Harlequin’s Nocturne line.

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SLIPPERY ART OF BOOK REVIEWINGTo promote the release of her nonfiction work, THE SLIPPERY ART OF BOOK REVIEWING, Puerto Rican author Mayra Calvani will be touring the blogosphere during the month of November. Informative interviews and guest posts on the timely, popular subject of book reviewing. Details on her website: www.MayraCalvani.com.  Mayra is also pleased to announce that THE SLIPPERY ART OF BOOK REVIEWING is a National Best Books 2008 Awards Finalist!


Irete Lazo is pleased to announce the launch of the official website for THE ACCIDENTAL SANTERA.  Please visit Irete at www.theaccidentalsantera.com


DESIRE CALLS NovellaCaridad Pineiro was featured on Romance Novel Television as part of RNTV’s 13 Days of Halloween.  Click here to read the interview with Caridad and click here to view the video where she discusses her upcoming releases in THE CALLLING vampire novels series.  For more information on Caridad’s novels, please visit www.caridad.com.



Please check out these upcoming events from our NuncaSola authors!

November 1, 2008
Irete Lazo
The Accidental Santera Book Tour
    Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Garden District Book Shop 2727 Prytania St New Orleans, LA 70130 504-895-2266

November 18
Jamie Martinez Wood

    Presentation Orange County Public Library Association Fall meeting

November 20, 2008
Irete Lazo
The Accidental Santera Book Tour

    Thursday, 7:30 pm
    Readers Books 130 E. Napa St. Sonoma, CA 95476 707-939-1779

November 24, 2008

Irete Lazo
The Accidental Santera Book Tour

    Monday, 7:30 pm
    Capitola Book Café 1475 41st Ave # G Capitola, CA 95010 831-462-6297

December 3, 2008

Irete Lazo
The Accidental Santera Book Tour

    Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 pm
    The Bronx Museum of the Arts First Wednesdays Book Signing Event 1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10456 418-681-6000

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Who are we? NUNCASOLA is a group of dedicated Latinas who want to advance Latinas in all forms of publishing. We’re published, pre-published, editors, readers, you name it. We’re Latinas who want to see stories by Latinas flourishing.

We welcome you to this site where we will be sharing our successes as well as our trials along the road to publication and thereafter.

Be sure to check out the various sections on this site to learn more about our group and its members.

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