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Linda Rodriguez

Fiction, Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20151113, 20131115

Linda Rodriguez is a self-proclaimed "feminist, activist, and unashamed liberal," who has now given those attributes to Skeet Bannion, the Native American heroine of her mystery novels. Rodriguez, who is also a poet and part Cherokee, talks about how her series was conceived after the debut book, Every Last Secret, won St. Martin's Malice Domestic First Novel Competition, and was a finalist for the International Latino Book Awards. She also reads from the 2013 sequel, Every Broken Trust, a Las Comadres National Latino Book Club selection and discusses the importance of genre fiction as a way to explore societal issues and shares how novels saved her life when she was a child. Her third book, Every Hidden Fear, is now available. She also discusses her poetry in an earlier 2009 interview.

| Subject Matter: Mystery, Native American, Feminism, Crime Fiction | Interview Year: 2013 | Genre: Fiction, Poetry | Awards: Thorpe Menn Award for Literary Excellence, Elvira Cordero Cisneros Award, Midwest Voices and Visions Award |

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