Wishing everyone a beautiful holiday season and a joyous year to come. It’s been a full and wonderful fall, presenting my novel The Gods of Tango everywhere from San Francisco’s Litquake and the Miami International Book Festival to private book group meetings. As always, it’s fascinating to hear the enormous range of experiences readers can have with a book, and what it ignites for different people.
The Gods of Tango has additional international editions forthcoming in Norway, Poland, Germany, Italy, and Romania. And, happily, it was selected by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the Best Books of 2015, and by NBC Latino as one of the Top Ten Latino Books of 2015.
I have some events already lined up in 2016, including the San Francisco Writers Conference, Writers Week at UC Riverside, and a Literary Luncheon for the American Association of University Women. In May of 2016, the paperback version of The Gods of Tango will be launched, with a new cover (!) and more events to celebrate — please stay tuned for more details.
I wish any and all who read these words a safe and absolutely beautiful 2016. This last year has been one of great tumult and violence on our planet, as well as a few glimmering moments of progress (the climate change agreement in Paris; transformations sparked by Black Lives Matter; the legalization of gay marriage in the U.S.). Let us strive to keep focused on what matters most. To all peoples in all nations, peace, peace, peace, peace, peace.