Monday, July 02, 2007

Latina YA!

Yep, I've started a new blog. As if I didn't already have my hands full, right? :) :) The thing is, as an author of a Latina YA, I was a little discouraged to not be able to find a place on the web that featured books with Latina teen characters. Not only that, but I'd heard from a teen reader how thrilled she was to finally have found a book that was written with her culture and with characters similar to herself. I knew there were other books out there, but I didn't know more than a handful of titles, either. Wouldn't it be totally easy if I could just click to one place and get all the info I wanted?

There was only one solution--for me!--I could come up with this place myself. So I've launched the blog, LATINA YA: An on-line resource for Latina Young Adult Fiction.

This blog is a work-in-progress, and hopefully will grow as I build on. I would like it to be an easy to find resource for readers, librarians, teachers, and book clubs. I've added novels and author bios, and will hopefully be able to add any market information or guest blogs from authors in the future. Please visit LatinaYA.blogspot.com and check it out!

Thanks! :)

6 fresh comments:

Anonymous said...

Woo-Hoo, Kelly! One of the things I love about you is how you get ideas--and great ones, at that--and run with them! Best of luck with LATINA YA, and know I'll be visiting for sure!

Tina (who is out of town and having blogger problems, so needs to sign in as ANON)

Kelly Parra said...

Thanks, Tina!! Good thing you're on vacation. Just had a little shake here in Cali! :)

Merry Jelinek said...

What a great idea! Good luck with the new blog - I'll definitely stop in to see it.

Kelly Parra said...

Thanks Merry, appreciate it!! :)

Jessica Burkhart said...

Sounds great, Kelly! :) Heading over there now...

Kelly Parra said...

Thanks, Jessica! :)