Saturday, August 22, 2009

COLA: Mayra Calvani at Latino Examiner

Blog Name: Latino Examiner

Blogger: Mayra Calvani

Blog Origination date: March 2009

Focus: Latino/Hispanic literature.

Regular features: Interviews, profiles, reviews, events, news, contests.

How frequently do you update your blog? 4-6 new posts a week.

Post of note: Interview with Julia Amante

Your top 5 reads for 2009:
The Unseen by Alexandra Sokoloff
The Price by Alexandra Sokoloff
Come Closer by Sara Gran
Devil's Trill by Gerald Elias
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

50 words or less how would you describe your blog? My blog's aim is to promote the written work of both new and established Latino/a authors and to celebrate the richness and diversity of Hispanic literature.

What do you hope readers will gain, find or enjoy because they’ve visited your blog? I want my readers to discover new Latino/a authors. You can't expect people to buy what they don't know about, so my job is to let them know what's out there when it comes to Hispanic literature.

COLA- Color Online Love Alert. Find links to blogs, books and articles written by women of color or news about awards and articles celebrating the work of women of color writers, poets, artists and activists. We'll also feature multicultural publishers. Check the sidebar regularly for new COLA links.


Rasco from RIF said...

Thanks for the intro to Mayra, Susan! Mayra, RIF is delighted to meet you; stop by and see us online!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Your dedication to spreading the color love is the best! Thanks for this information!

Mayra Calvani said...

Thanks for featuring me here! I appreciate it!

I'll certainly check Rasco from RIF.


Doret said...

This is great. Susan, thanks for introduction. Now I have a new blog to visit.

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan, I appreciate you highlighting Mayra because I think she's quite a special person. She and I work @LatinoBookNews together. She writes the article, does the interviews, and I post the URL. Got it easy, don't I?!?!?! lol

Mayra is very dedicated to promoting and honoring all things written by Latino/as and keeping all of us up to date on what is current in Latino Literature. I know she pours her heart and soul into making sure that everyone gets a chance to shine in the spotlight on the examiner.

Thank you again for highlighting Mayra. She well deserves the honor.
Jo Ann Hernandez
BronzeWord Latino Authors