National Hispanic Hertitage Month: Luis J. Rodríguez

Friday, September 27, 2013  

National Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Luis J. Rodríguez“When I was growing up, being Mexican meant nothing—we weren’t in history books, we weren’t in the culture. I think over the last forty years, the Mexican population has grown so much, and I think it’s important that people can now recognize who we are, but we are not just immigrants like people think of it, we are immigrants into our own land. . . . There is a profound deep history and inheritance that I think is important that we connect to.”


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Loren D. Estleman: Grit, Gunsmoke, and Great Mysteries

Thursday, September 26, 2013  

“You’re telling a very elaborate lie when you tell a story. And the only way to make a lie convincing is to sprinkle it with enough truth to carry it around.” —Loren D. Estleman

Loren Estleman

This gritty philosophy is what Loren D. Estleman feeds into his works, from modern-day detective novels to western fiction. The mystery author was introduced to tough crime-fighting characters early on in life. His favorite childhood memories are of watching western television series like