SIMPATICAS: SAN MIGUEL STORIES
by Elva Trevino Hart
In this collection of short stories, Elva Trevino Hart introduces us to the people of San Miguel de Allende. Nestled in the easteern part of Guanajuato in Mexico’s mountainous bajio region, the town has a mild climate and an accommodating culture that attract wealthy Americans and Canadians seeking relaxation and escape. In this picturesque setting, we meet a variety of well-to-do Anglo retirees: some are haunted by ghosts, others by their own past, so find renewed meaning and purpose, and still others explore their sexuality. Witnessing it all are the maids of San Miguel, the women charged with making visitors’ stays carefree and luxurious. The maids work magic to heal or redeem their employers, but sometimes the sorcery of others trumps their own. SIMPATICAS: SAN MIGUEL STORIES movely describes two extreme socioeconomic conditions and reveals the universal journey we all ultimately share.
160 pp paper $15.00 ISBN 978-1-931010-61-0
Bilingual Review Press
OLD MEN’S TALES
by Hughlett L. Morris
Hughlett L. Morris’s OLD MEN’S TALES, was recently published by Wheatmark.
Twenty-five men at a certain age and place tell a story to an unseen listener. The story may be factual, imagined, embroidered, or exaggerated. In any case, it tells something about the man and his life. His story deserves our attention, as does he. Available in print and in Amazon.com’s Kindle.
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors. Vol. 40, No. 3, June/July 2011
FOCUS ON COMPOSING PHOTOS
by Peter Ensenberger
Peter Ensenberger, who was director of photography at Arizona Highways magazine for 25 years, will sign copies of his new FOCUS ON COMPOSING PHOTOS book Saturday (June 18, 2011) in Tucson.
He’ll discuss the book and be available for signings from 1 to p.m. at the Barns & Noble store in Foothills Mall, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.
See the Vamos! section of the Arizona Daily Str for photo tips from Ensenberger…advice that could improve your summer vacation pictures.
Arizona Daily Star, June 12, 2011