Somos en escrito Literary Foundation Press has been working hard. We have two books that will be out soon and two anthologies that will be out this year.
Our Grandfathers Were Braceros
First we have a dual language book on the Bracero Program called Our Grandfathers Were Braceros. The authors collected many interviews, research and witness the fact that many Braceros were never paid, however much their labor was critical to the war effort of the USA during WWII. These Braceros still await their remuneration by the USA government, more than 50 years past due.
Keep your eye out for the accompanying music honoring the Braceros by coauthor Rosa Martha Zárate Macias. Our Grandfathers Were Braceros will be released soon!
Death Song of the Dragón Chicxulub
Michael Sedano of La Bloga says "There’s lots of reasons to be eager, I’ll focus on three: Death Song of the Dragón Chicxulub is a rare Chicanocentric fantasy novel. Death Song does some teaching. Chickxulub brings lots of fun."
Death Song of the Dragón Chicxulub by R. Ch. Garcia is a New Adult book As Sentinel of a pre-Hispanic legacy, Tomás Chaneco has trained warriors to defeat the mysterious, eons-old creature, La Muerte Blanca. But never has the chosen one been a too-young americano. To complete his duties, the shaman-storyteller Tomás must challenge and upset Miguel's entire worldview, with methods as powerful as Otherworld magic, and guide the young man in transforming himself into a fit Slayer.
The battle for Miguel's soul carries him from switchblade-fights in Chicano cantinas; to Taos art galas where the rich court the naïve and native; Hispanic ghost towns hiding intimate secrets; Otherworld magic on Sangre de Cristos cliffs and in Mexico City's urban jungles; battles deep in the sewers of the ancient capital Tenochtítlan where legends are buried in Náhuatl codices; and to the bottom of sacrificial, Maya cenote wells for the final fantastical battle. A self-aware Miguel emerges, his crisis of disillusionment resolved, composed in his own corrido ballad.
Reminiscent of Zorba and The Teachings of Don Juan, more than just "ethnic fiction" aimed at that audience, nor simply genre fantasy, Death Song of the Dragón Chicxulub owes its birth to paths open by Rudy Anaya and will give readers a whirlwind of a "dragon fantasy."
See the sketch of the upcoming cover below. Death Song of the Dragón Chicxulub is targeted to be released in June.
Our first upcoming anthology is Nuestra Realidad Creativa / Our Creative Reality. A collection of nonfiction writing by US Indigenous-Hispanic writers including Maria Nieto, Kathleen Alcalá, Carlota Caulfield, Carmen Baca, Ernest Hogan, Rosa Martha Villarreal, Juan Alvarado, Vanessa Caraveo, Norma Burgos-Vázquez, Victoria Orozco, Nise Guzman, Matthew Olivas, Edel Romay, Alvaro Ramirez, David Vela and Renee Galvan. This collection of memoir, scholarship and thought is intended to offer our diverse communities' reality to combat the widely spread violent or paternalistic fantasies about us.
Our second upcoming anthology is El Porvenir, Ya! Citlalzazanilli Mexicatl: A Chicano Science Fiction Anthology. Established and upcoming Mexican American writers of Science-Fiction and Fantasy come together in one place to offer visions of raza futures and indigenous otherworlds. Included works by Martin Hill Ortiz, Carmen Baca, Frank Lechuga, Lizz Huerta, Kathleen Alcalá, Rosaura Sánchez and Beatrice Pita, Pedro Iniguez, Rosa Martha Villarreal, R. Ch. Garcia, Nicholas Belardes, Ricardo Tavarez, Ernest Hogan, Michelle Robles Wallace, Scott Russell Duncan, Rios de La Luz, and Mario Acevedo.
Check back for more information on these upcoming anthologies.
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