Friday, September 27, 2013
“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.”
—LUIS J. RODRÍGUEZ
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
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...
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