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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!

Selling Book at TLA


Monday, April 7, 2014

A Big "Thank You" to DAR

I would like to express my appreciation to Mary Eck and the San Antonio de Bexar Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for presenting me with their "Women in History" Award at a luncheon held at the San Antonio Country Club on April 3, 2014. After recognizing my writing that features historical persons and events, they presented my latest book, Daughters of Two Nations, to the Winston School, which was represented by the school's guidance counselor, Denise H. Williams.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Remember the Alamo!

As we remember the Alamo this past week, my new children's book, The Battle of the Alamo (Cherry Lake Publishing) arrived. It takes a look at the famous battle from three perspectives: a Mexican soldier, a Texan soldier, and a slave who survived.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Conchita Cintron: 15 Minutes to Kill

Why did she kill?  What did she kill?  Why did she have only 15 minutes to kill?  These questions are answered in the amazing life story of Conchita Cintron, the world's greatest female bullfighter, now available as an ebook (Collca) through Kobo, B&N/Nook, Amazon's Kindle store.

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San Antonio Historical and Genealogical Society

On Saturday I enjoyed reviewing my first book, Petticoat Spies: Six Women Spies of the Civil War for the San Antonio Historical and Genealogical Society.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Book Signing

        Barnes and Noble at San Pedro Crossing in San Antonio, Texas, will host the discussion and signing of Daughters of Two Nations on Saturday, January 22, 2014, at 1 p.m. After a panel discussion led by bilingual author Lupe Ruiz-Flores, author Peggy Caravantes and illustrator Carolyn Dee Flores will sign books.