Women's Fiction / Humor
Perfection is a Barbie doll, and, unless you're looking for a guy with a fake smile, a hard head, and no genitalia, then you're better off NOT being perfect―Single Chicas
Single Chicas is a collection of stories about modern Latinas being in, out, and around the zany hurdles of relationships. One woman receives strange calls from a lonely soul, another seeks advice on how to love herself, and another wakes up in a parallel universe to a man she's never met. These chicas will make painstaking effort to survive the complexities with humor and grace. Once again, López dazzles audiences with her brilliantly candid craft. Smart, witty, and funny, these stories will explore the true endurance of singlehood.
What is the hardest part of writing your books?
A: Finding the muse and the time
What songs are most played on your Ipod?
A: I didn’t really listen to any music, but I did have Shania Twain’s “Man, I feel like a woman” in my head.
Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
A: Yes, my fellow author buddies.
What book are you reading now?
A: I’m ashamed to say that I’m not currently reading anything as I’ve been busy promoting my latest book.
How did you start your writing career?
A: It kinda started when I wasn’t looking. I wrote my first novel right after high school and was published four years later while I still in college. From then on, I’ve been moving around, doing gigs and marketing myself.
A: Single Chicas is the first installment in the Single Chicas series. It’s a series about young, modern Latinas going through the hurdles of family, love, and life. I am currently working on the second in the series called Holiday Chicas. In this next book, these chicas’ lives will revolve around the calendar holidays of the year (i.e. New Year’s, Valentines, Halloween, Christmas, etc.) For more details on release date and events, please visit www.sandra-lopez.com
Sandra C. López is one of today's influential Latina authors in Young Adult literature. Her first novel, Esperanza: A Latina Story, was published in March 2008 WHILE she was still in college. Since then she has published several other books, including the Single Chicas series. She was named as one of "2011 Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch" by Latino Stories, and her book, Beyond the Gardens, was a Silver Medal winner of the 2016 Global Ebook Awards in Multicultural Fiction and a finalist in the Int'l Latino Book Awards. Art, literature, and travel are her passions, and she aims to keep doing them as long as she can.