Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Blog Tour: Single Chicas by Sandra C. Lopez #interview #giveaway

Women's Fiction / Humor
Date Published:8/19/16

Perfection is a Barbie doll, and, unless you're looking for a guy with a fake smile, a hard head, and no genitalia, then you're better off NOT being perfect―Single Chicas 

Single Chicas is a collection of stories about modern Latinas being in, out, and around the zany hurdles of relationships. One woman receives strange calls from a lonely soul, another seeks advice on how to love herself, and another wakes up in a parallel universe to a man she's never met. These chicas will make painstaking effort to survive the complexities with humor and grace. Once again, López dazzles audiences with her brilliantly candid craft. Smart, witty, and funny, these stories will explore the true endurance of singlehood. 

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Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?
A: The concept behind Single Chicas is simply being free to be you as an individual. Most people who get involved in relationships often lose themselves and forget about their goals and ambitions. It’s very important that you never forget about yourself. It’s essential to be a “me” before becoming a “we.” Also, I want audiences to have a few laughs with these stories.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
A: Sometimes finding the muse or the time to write can be a challenge. At times, I find myself sitting my butt down and telling myself, “Okay, today you’re going to write something.” Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn’t.

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?
A: I’ve written 2 novels and 1 short story collection. I guess right now my favorite would have to be Single Chicas because those girls are just so darn funny and relatable. They’re crazy chicas!

If You had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?
A: Well, my main characters in Single Chicas are many, so it would be hard to cast them.

When did you begin writing?
A: Right after high school. That’s when I first started writing Esperanza with that raw, fresh teenage voice. In fact, this 1st novel was published WHILE I was still in college.

How long did it take to complete your first book?
A: About 4 years in college

Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?
A: I had many ranging from classics like Anne Rice and John Steinbeck to Sandra Cisneros and Luis Rodriguez.

What is your favorite part of the writing process?
A: The creating of story and characters, and molding them until they take a life of their own.

Describe your latest book in 4 words.
A: Chicas getting it done

Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?
A: Single Chicas is the first installment in the Single Chicas series. It’s a series about young, modern Latinas going through the hurdles of family, love, and life. I am currently working on the second in the series called Holiday Chicas. For more details on release date and events, please visit www.sandra-lopez.com

Sandra C. López is one of today's influential Latina authors in Young Adult literature. Her first novel, Esperanza: A Latina Story, was published in March 2008 WHILE she was still in college. Since then she has published several other books, including the Single Chicas series. She was named as one of "2011 Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch" by Latino Stories, and her book, Beyond the Gardens, was a Silver Medal winner of the 2016 Global Ebook Awards in Multicultural Fiction and a finalist in the Int'l Latino Book Awards. Art, literature, and travel are her passions, and she aims to keep doing them as long as she can.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting

Victoria Alexander said...

As a Latina, I am super excited to hear about this one! I can't wait to check it out. Thanks for sharing :)

Rita Wray said...

I like the premise.

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