Hi dear readers!
I've been doing some interviews in anticipation of the release of THE QUEEN OF WATER (tomorrow, March 8!)
Lyn Miller-Lachmann (author of the great Gringolandia) did this interesting article and interview with me for her "Waging Peace" Column for the Times Union blog.
Here's the beginning of her article:
"For the next two weeks, my “Waging Peace” columns will focus on the plight of workers, particularly child laborers, throughout the world. This week’s column takes us to Ecuador, a country where for five centuries the indigenous people have faced systematic discrimination and exploitation at the hands of large landowners and the country’s political, economic, and social elite. Laura Resau, an anthropologist who lived and worked throughout Latin America before becoming an award-winning author of novels for young people, is most recently the co-author of The Queen of Water, a fictionalized account of her collaborator, María Virginia Farinango’s, life as a child domestic worker..."
Read more here. In the interview, I discuss why we decided to fictionalize the book, how I met Maria Virginia, the cycle of domestic violence, and more...
Another interview is up today over at Children's Publishing Blog. (Just go to the link and scroll down a little). This interview focuses on my writing/publishing journey, with advice to writers.
And another interview focuses on my creative space-- my little silver trailer. You can read about it on Jenn Bertman's blog here.
Finally, there's a very wonderful and thoughtful blog review of Queen on the SLJ blog, A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy (don't you love the name?!) Check it out here.
Thanks for reading! Tomorrow THE QUEEN OF WATER will be officially released! Yay! Maria Virginia and I are so excited! You can get it in bookstores, or on indiebound or amazon.
And if you live near me, please come to my release party this Saturday!
Saturday, March 12, 6:00 pm, Old Firehouse Books, Fort CollinsThe Queen of Water Signing and Chatting - Come one, come all! Join me to celebrate the book release!
Hope you like our book!!!