Monday, December 31, 2007

My 2007 top notches

They were the flavor, the images emotions, and sound effects of my year—paper, film, and, sound. These titles below are here because I either loved them, or beat the rhythm of my day, or inspired me to create or dream, or made me laugh or cry or both, or simply kept me awake thinking at night. Although a couple of these titles came out before 2007, I only discovered them this year that ends tonight, and they made my year a wow!:


The namesake

Children of Men

Voces Inocentes-Innocent voices


Güero, by Beck

Ok Computer, by Radiohead

The Arrival, by Shaun Tan

Laika, by Nick abadzis

The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, art by Ellen Forney

The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco ManzanoBy Margarita Engle, art by Sean Qualls

Friday, December 28, 2007

El Tecolote

I used to find El Tecolote in the magazine racks at the Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts, the center being a sanctuary I found when I had just arrived to San Francisco.
This time el Tecolote has a review for Little Night.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Last signing of the year.

To close 2007, I'll be doign my last signing this Sunday, 12-2:00 pm at Clayton Books.
After that I’ll be enjoying my mother and my brother visiting from Mexico. Si!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Just a Minute video

Just a Minute has been produced in video, and my first copies arrived on time for the celebrations.
The story is narrated by su servidora, yours truly. The producers at Nutmeg Media asked me earlier this year to do the recording where I read Just a Minute, counted from one to ten in English and Spanish, and also talked about creating the book.
So there I am narrating in English the story of Señor Calavera and Grandma Beetle in all my glorious Mexican accent. I would say I better get used to it because my English intonations are here to last me for the rest of my life.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Miami Herald anounced its Kids' Best Books of 2007

…And Little Night is one of them!
See the whole list here.