Monthly Archives: September 2011

National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15-October 15, 2011

That’s right everyone, it’s here! Now I’m a little late on posting about it, but that’s because my computer has been acting up. This laptop I’m working on should do the trick for now.

I hope you are all geared up for this month because it is full of colorful characters, and not just the kind in literature. I have been reading everything I can find on the indigenous people of Mexico, so yes, that includes the Aztecs and all the other groups that  have roots there, let’s not forget the Spanish conquistadors either. After all where would I be without all of them right? I have roots that stem from both sides.

With that said, I’d like to know what you are doing to honor National Hispanic Heritage month.

Are you reading your favorite books by hispanic authors/illustrators. I know am!

If you are having a bit of trouble finding some of them, here are a few to get you started:

I’m including authors/illustrators who may not have hispanic heritage but that have written books about the culture, etc.  Feel free to add to the list in the comments section!

Yuyi Morales
Pat Mora
Carmen Tafolla
Monica Brown
Bettina Restrepo
Arlene Williams
Pam Muñoz Ryan
Jennifer Cervantes
Judith Byron Schachner
David Diaz
Julia Alvarez
Carmen Agra Deedy
Gary Soto
Beatriz Vidal
Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Matt de la Peña
Antonio Sacre
Angela Dominguez
Magaly Morales
Alma Flor Ada
F. Isabel Campoy
Karen Katz
Omar S. Castaneda
Enrique O. Sanchez
Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Samantha R. Vamos
Rudolfo Anaya

There are so many that I love! And here is a link from author Pat Mora’s site that has a few more not on this list:

More Hispanic Authors/Illustrators

Enjoy! Don’t forget to tell us what you are reading or what you are doing to honor Hispanic Heritage Month!

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Computer Crashing

This has been my worst nightmare for quite some time and it finally happened to me. Thank goodness I had my writing backed up.  I won’t be writing any blog posts while my computer keeps crashing. So please be patient while I figure out what to do to fix the problem. I’ll update you when I can. Thanks for understanding!

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Character Driven or Action Driven

And the one million dollar question is…

are you a right brained writer or a lefty? That is the question! It may seem to you that it matters not what you are, but I say it does! Take the time to find out what drives your writing. It could help you figure out why your plot lines are lacking or why your characters seem flat or boring.

Here is the article (along with tips) that set me on fire today:

Character Driven or Action Driven

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