|Melinda in Manhattan|
|Nora Comstock announced Ocotillo Dreams as the Mariposa Award winner for Best First Book 2012.|
|Toni Margarita Plummer and Melinda Palacio|
|Toni Margarita Plummer, Lyn Di Lorio, Melinda Palacio|
I had the pleasure of also meeting up with Eduardo Coral, Sergio Troncoso and Rigoberto González.I wore out my phone battery by relishing the many congratulatory messages. I am blessed with so much support, especially from my La Bloga familia and friends who cheered me on when my book was nominated for the Mariposa Award. Thank you to everyone who sent a message cheering me on.
|Melinda and Rigoberto Gonzalez in front of Central Park.|
Yesterday, I crowned the week with a book signing at La Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem. What a blessing to read to an illustrious audience. Thank you for making my book signing extra special. I appreciate everyone who showed support and made me feel doubly blessed. I’ve caught the Big Apple bug and can’t wait to return. I've promised Aurora that I will be back to sign copies of my poetry book, How Fire Is A Story, Waiting (Tia Chucha Press 2012). The new bookstore is beautiful and has a gorgeous reading space and back patio. What an incredible week! Gracias Latino Literacy Now, Las Comadres Para Las Americas, and La Casa Azul Bookstore.
|Reading and book signing at La Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem, June 7 at 6pm, 2012.|
|The wonderful audience at La Casa Azul Bookstore (left to right front, Patricia Spears Jones, Karin de la Penha, Barbara Jane Reyes, Oscar Bermeo, Sergio Troncoso, Rich Villar and book store owner extraordinaire Aurora Anaya-Cerda.|