Latina Authors and Their Muses


Latina Authors and Their Muses was a First Place Winner for Best Latino Focused Nonfiction Book at the 2016 International Latino Book Awards

An inspirational, entertaining, and informative book focusing on the craft of writing and the practical business of publishing, one that provides aspiring authors with the nuts and bolts of the business. A book that not only showcases prominent figures but emerging voices as well, writers working on a wide range of genres from the literary to the commercial.

In spite of their different backgrounds, education levels, and jobs, two factors more than any others bind these writers together: their passion and commitment to their craft and to sharing their stories with the world in spite of the odds.

Latina Authors and Their Muses is a celebration of creativity, the writer’s life, the passionate quest for spiritual and artistic freedom.



From the Foreword by Leticia Gomez:

“Latina Authors and Their Muses is a celebration of creativity and the creative writing process, but it also offers savvy information about the industry itself, as well as agents and publishers. It also provides helpful hints and strategies regarding promotion and marketing, whether you are a fledgling Latina writer just getting started or a multi-published, seasoned author who has been around the publishing block once or twice.”

Latina Authors and Their Muses is available for order through your favorite local bookstore. Copies can also be ordered from the publisher, Twilight Times Books, P.O. Box 3340, Kingsport, TN 37664 and via the Internet at



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“…If you don’t purchase another writing reference book this year, at least get this one. You won’t be disappointed. I will go so far as to say it’s almost a must because it’s that rich with good information.” ~  The Latino Author


This book is a treasure trove of information. It’s like a literary marketplace and who’s who rolled into one. Mayra Calvani is to be commended for her hard work and vision in bringing 40 of everyone’s favorite Latina authors together for this marvelous collection; see list of participating authors at the end. You have established authors and debut authors; some that write in English while others write in English and Spanish; some that only write fiction and others who write romances, vampires and thrillers. The best part is that this book will be loved by writers and readers alike.  ~ Latina Book Club