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Friday, February 20, 2015


Available this month is Cleopatra: Powerful Leader or Ruthless Pharaoh?--one of the six books in the Capstone Perspectives in History Series, which also includes stories about Andrew Jackson, Benedict Arnold, Christopher Columbus, John Brown, and Marie Antoinette. The books provide fascinating looks into the lives of famous people. Young readers are presented with both positive and negative aspects of the person's life, giving them an opportunity to form their own opinion about whether or not the person was good or bad.

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Launch of The Many Faces of Josephine Baker

On Valentine's Day, I launched my latest biography, The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer,
 Singer, Activist, Spy at Barnes & Noble in San Antonio, Texas. While the audience munched on heart-shaped Valentine cookies, I explained the background of the book and shared some of the high-
lights of Josephine's life. It was then my pleasure to autograph the book for those present.
Barnes & Noble Launch

Friday, December 12, 2014


From December 8, 2014, to January 11, 2015, Chicago Review Press is giving away 10 free copies of my latest book: The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy. The distribution will be through GoodReads.

Please follow the link below to enter the contest:

I will launch the book on February 21, 2015, at the Barnes and Noble at 281 & 410, San Antonio, TX.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

2014 Skipping Stones Honor Award

Skipping Stones is an International Multicultural Magazine . . . that encourages communication, cooperation, creativity, and celebration of cultural and environmental richness. Each year, for the past 26 years, the magazine has recognized books that reflect these standards. I am proud to announce that Daughters of Two Nations, written by me and illustrated by Carolyn Dee Flores, has been named one of their 2014 Honor Books.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Six of my author friends and I gathered at Los Patios today to celebrate the publication of No Surrender Soldier by Christine Kohler, who is in town for a book signing at La Cantera this Saturday.

Back row (left to right): Christine Kohler, Maritha Burmeister, Kay Folkes, Jody Cosson
Front row (left to right): Peggy Caravantes, Lupe Flores, Kristi Holl

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Great 2014 TLA Conference

Congratulations to the Texas Library Association for its great 2014 conference in San Antonio, Texas, April 10-12, 2014. Attendance reached 7,200 registrants. There were opportunities to mingle with publishers, authors, and other attendees. Books-books-books everywhere! A reader's delight!

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