Season 1 Episodes

Sept. 27, 2023

37. Margo Candela ~ Family, Sisterhood, Secrets

The Neapolitan Sisters by Margo Candela is a humorous yet moving story that delves into the themes of family, culture, trauma, and identity. The novel is told in alternating points of view by the three Bernal sisters: Maritza, Claudia, and …

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Sept. 13, 2023

36. Yasmín Ramirez ~ Proud to be Prieta

What happens when you grow up in a place where two cultures collide and two languages coexist? How do you find your voice and your identity in a world that often misunderstands or misrepresents you? In this episode Yasmín Ramírez …

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July 5, 2023

32. Ana Reyes ~ Uncovering the Secrets of the Past

In this episode of the Latino Book Chat podcast, host Christianne Meneses Jacobs interviews author Ana Reyes about her book "The House in the Pines." Ana discusses the inspiration behind her story, including a creepy house in the forest, and …

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May 24, 2023

29. AJ Sidransky Revolution and Redemption in Castro's Cuba

In this episode, we’re discussing Incident at San Miguel by A. J. Sidransky, a riveting tale of heartbreak, loss, and forgiveness set during the Cuban Revolution. We are going to explore historical fiction and the stories behind the stories. Incident …

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March 15, 2023

24. Jasminne Mendez - A Young Afro Latina in the South

In her new novel Islands Apart: Becoming Dominican American, Jasminne Mendez chats about growing up Afro Latina in the South and how those formative years influenced the person she is now. Jasminne takes us on a journey of her most …

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Feb. 1, 2023

21. Alberto Roblest Explores America's Social Commentary

Alberto Roblest's new book "Against the Wall" is a collection of short stories are meant to engage the reader in Americas's social and political commentary. It's a way to be part of the discourse on the many topics prevalent in …

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Oct. 17, 2022

17. Reyna Grande's Love Story in a Time of War

Acclaimed author Reyna Grande discusses her newest historical fiction novel "A Ballad of Love and Glory". Her story portrays the love saga of Ximena Salomé, a Mexican healer and nurse, and John Riley, an Irish soldier who deserts the US …

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Sept. 26, 2022

15. Felicia Zamora's Poetry A Celebration to Human Connectivity with …

Felicia Zamora's new poetry book Quotient is a celebration to how humans need to go back to reconnect with our natural world. She challenges our thinking and preconceptions about our existence. We are not as special as we think we …

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July 18, 2022

10 Daniel Olivas Creates a Surreal World

Author Daniel Olivas takes us on a wild ride in his new collection of magical, surreal and dystopian short stories How to Date a Flying Mexican. You can purchase a copy of Daniel's books in our new online store Nuestra …

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June 6, 2022

07. Estella Gonzalez brings to life her experience living in East LA.

In "Chola Salvation”, author Estella Gonzalez draws upon her experiences living in East LA to vividly bring her characters to life. Add in a dose of magic realism and soon the reader is cheering for the underdogs in this engaging …

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April 11, 2022

04 Rudy Garcia A young hero faces an Aztec monster in an epic journey

Episode 04. In the novel Death Song of the Dragón Chicxulub, a young hero battles an Aztec dragon as he searches for his identity and destiny. Rudy Garcia delights readers in this epic journey. Order your copy from any Indie …

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