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Guest Blogger: Laura A. H. Elliott Talks About Writing Latinas and Mariachis

Laura_ElliottWhen fear’s as blind as love, how far would you go to find your happily ever after? Winnemucca is a story about a teenage girl’s enchanted road trip to her true self. The main character, Ginny, is Latina but has grown up in a largely non-Hispanic culture. Nonetheless, she is drawn to the cultural roots that run in her blood and her road trip is a means of allowing that part of her to blossom. In this excerpt from Winnemucca, Ginny is on the road with Las Rosas Rojas y Adoradads, a group of mariachis:

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YA Indie Carnival: YA Indie Authors Worth Checking Out

sidebar.indieThe other day one of my favorite former students said that she wanted to find new material to read. I got the feeling that she was a little burned out with the "same old" books. It's wonderful to be able to share a few suggestions that are on my shelf to read. Indies are a great way to try something different for a great price. It's so wonderful to support other Indie authors. Let me know what you think of my suggestions.

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