“Damnificados” wins Independent Publisher Book Award

Damnificados has won the Independent Publisher Book Award for Multicultural Fiction. This year the organizers received more than 5,000 entries. They must have some voracious readers on their panels. In the organizers’ own words: “Each year since 1996, the Independent Publisher Book Awards competition has identified a reading list of progressive, thought-provoking books, the kind…

Prizes and kudos

Several author friends have recently won awards for books I’ve either endorsed or reviewed on this blog. I’m taking all the credit. Well done to … drum roll … the fabulous four: Denise Chávez, who won a 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for her comic tour de force The King and Queen of Comezón. Read…