[News Flash] June 7, 2021

Many thanks to our last two guest authors, Laura Brooke Robson and Brenda Peynado!
Laura Brooke Robson spoke to us about her debut GIRLS AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, a fascinating story about snarky girls and climate peril. Read her interview here.
And Brenda Peynado spoke to us about her debut short story collection, THE ROCK EATERS, a series of fabulist stories about love transcending barriers. Read her interview here and watch her IGTV live interview with Elizabeth here.

And THE TIGER MOM’S TALE by Lyn Liao Butler is making more lists! NetGalley included it as part of their round up of books by Asian American authors to read in 2021!

THE SEVENTH QUEEN by Greta Kelly got a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly! Way to go Greta!
MONA AT SEA by Elizabeth Gonzalez James is one of Harpers Bazaar’s best beach reads this summer. Way to go Elizabeth!
WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES by Denny S. Bryce is one of Real Simple’s 12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton!
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Before becoming a writer Elizabeth was a waitress, a pollster, an Avon lady, and an opera singer. Her stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares Blog, The Idaho Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere, and have received multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. Her debut novel, MONA AT SEA, was a finalist in the 2019 SFWP Literary Awards judged by Carmen Maria Machado, and is forthcoming, Summer 2021, from Santa Fe Writers Project. Originally from South Texas, Elizabeth now lives with her family in Oakland, California.

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Author: Elizabeth Gonzalez James

Before becoming a writer Elizabeth was a waitress, a pollster, an Avon lady, and an opera singer. Her stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares Blog, The Idaho Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere, and have received multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. Her debut novel, MONA AT SEA, was a finalist in the 2019 SFWP Literary Awards judged by Carmen Maria Machado, and is forthcoming, Summer 2021, from Santa Fe Writers Project. Originally from South Texas, Elizabeth now lives with her family in Oakland, California.