About "The Pinata-Maker's Daughter":
Scholarly Carmen Gracia Principia has big dreams for herself. She does NOT want to spend her life as only The Pinata-Maker’s Daughter. She enters the University unprepared for social, racial, and economic differences. (read more)
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “The Pinata-Maker’s Daughter”?
Eileen Clemens Granfors: “The Pinata-Maker’s Daughter” is part of The Marisol Trilogy. Reader response to Marisol’s story in “Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead” inspired me to go back in time to look at her mentor’s college experience. (read more)
JP: What sets “The Pinata-Maker’s Daughter” apart from other books in the same genre?
ECG: “The Pinata-Maker’s Daughter” is Women’s Fiction. It has a Hispanic protagonist, who lives in a white, rich world. Carmen learns as much from her white classmates about their culture as she teaches them about her own. (read more)
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “The Pinata-Maker’s Daughter” getting out to the public?
ECG: I tweet. I blog. I friend. I will be using the local independent bookstore (Vroman’s Pasadena) for a reading. They help sponsor local indie artists. (read more)
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “The Pinata-Maker’s Daughter”?
ECG: I am a morning person. I take a morning walk with my dogs to think about scenes I am going to write. If I can’t make the scene work, I may write a poem or flash fiction until I can see my way through the maze created. (read more)
JP: What’s next for Eileen Clemens Granfors?
ECG: “So You, Solimar” is the next book I want to finish. People are really anxious to see how the trilogy ends. By the way, even without that final book, The Marisol Trilogy is the #1 Hispanic Trilogy on Kindle. I love that! (read more)
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