Linda RodriguezFiction, 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.
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