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Maceo Montoya Author- THE SCOUNDREL AND THE OPTIMIST

THE SCOUNDREL AND THE OPTIMIST

by Maceo Montoya

2011 ILBA MARIPOSA AWARD, BEST FIRST BOOK

In Maceo Montoya’s first novel, we meet Edmund, a diminutive, irrepressible teen whose strife-ridden life magnifies his strength of spirit.  After his siblings desert the dysfunctional home and his mother sinks into a deep depression that is brought about by his father’s deception and abuse, Edmund discovers that his determination and hope must carry him through.  His most notable accomplishment is teaching his father, Filastro, the value of integrity, optimism, and selflessness.

“Human and humorous from page one, this tale is full of riotous energy and unexpected universal truths.  Dostoyevsky has crossed the border in the pen of Maceo Montoya.”- Ernesto Quinonez, author of BODEGA DREAMS.

“Montoya’s picaresque characters imbue this novel with equal portions of bittersweet humor, social commentary, and morality play …  Multidimensional characters, a well-drawn setting, and Montoya’s light touch on the commentary make this a charming and worthwhile read.”- MULTICULTURAL REVIEW

272 pp    cloth   $28.00   ISBN978-1-931010-65-8

paper   $18.00   ISBN978-1-931010-67-2

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Becky Masterman Author- RAGE AGAINST THE DYING

RAGE AGAINST THE DYING

by Becky Masterman

Becky Masterman’s thriller RAGE AGAINST THE DYING will be published by St. Martin’s Press under the Minotaur Imprint on March 15, 2013.  The book has already achieved some success, having been chosen by the Literary Guild for their March main selection, and also highlighted by PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY as “Pick of the Week in their December 17 issue.  A Q&A will run in the magazine in January.  The book will be simultaneously published internationally by Penguin in Canada, Orion in the UK, and six publishers in various translation.  This is Masterman’s sixth novel after twenty years of writing, the first to be published by a major press, and the result of Churchill’s advice: “Never never never never give up.”

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 42, No. 1  February/March 2013

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