Friday, May 21, 2010

The Launch

Forgive my tardiness this fine May day, but the launch of King of the Chicanos at the Tattered Cover turned out to be a great night, and cause for a late morning. We sold out of books; old friends connected; the audience got cookies from the Capuchin Poor Clares at Our Lady of Light Monastery; and it felt good to finally publicly talk about Ramón Hidalgo, Tino García, Soledad Cortez Arango, and a few other characters from the story. I won't take up too much of La Bloga's space this morning except to let you know that in the weeks ahead I intend to feature a review of Tim Z. Hernandez's wonderful book, Breathing, In Dust; a few author interviews; and, of course, some surprises for you and me.

Photos from last night:

waiting for a signed copy

the author tries to come up with something clever

Denver authors Wick Downing and Mario Acevedo along with arts supporter Dr. Patty Baca

Thank you to everyone who showed up last night.



msedano said...

congrats and felicidades on the launch!

Melinda Palacio said...

Congratulations! Let me know when you come to Santa Barbara or Los Angeles or New Orleans.