Wednesday, August 5, 2009

DAMAS hits bookstores Aug. 11!

Can you believe it? It's still not real to me—I'll believe it when I walk into my favorite bookstore on August 11, and see it there in living color.

Speaking of "living color," check out this pretty palette of dresses in the photo. This was taken at the end of the fashion show at the Quince Expo & Latina Bridal Festival I appeared at last weekend in Austin, Texas. The expo is not your typical "book event," but I had to go when the invite was warmly offered by event planner (and sister las comadres member) Cindy Benavides. If there was any doubt that anyone heard me, those doubts were dashed when en eager bunch of young women and their mothers came up after I read to find out more about the book. Looks like there's a bright future for the Quinceañera Club series. Eso!

If you'd like to read an excerpt of Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz, scroll down below or clique aqui.

UPDATE: A local rep from Barnes & Noble here in Austin told me that Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz is in her store now. Also, family in Nebraska reports they got their copies ordered from Amazon in the mail on Friday.


  1. I'm in the middle of reading a review copy of your book now and just wanted to tell you that I love it! Thank you so much for writing it, getting it out there, and giving me the chance to read it. I've already cried twice by Chapter 8. It makes me want to go and spend more time with my mother. Congratulations - looking forward to the next book!

  2. Just posted my review of your book. It was such a great read!

    Here's the link to your guest post on my blog, Starting Fresh:

    You rawk!