Some books you will yourself to write, some have their own wills and come through you, insisting on being written...
Let me introduce myself. I'm Julia Alvarez, a writer of novels, essays, books for young readers, poetry. You may be familiar with my novels, especially, How The García Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of the Butterflies, which was made into a movie produced by and starring Salma Hayek, with Marc Anthony and Edward James Olmos.
For a long time I seriously debated having a website. I caved in because it's become harder and harder to keep up. I get calls and letters and emails, and my agent, Stuart Bernstein, gets calls and letters and emails from readers who need this and that piece of information. Each time, we have to reinvent the wheel and write things up or make copies of articles or photos. I hope a website will make it easier all around.
I'll try to keep it simple, informative, update you on any appearances or new publications, link you to other sites which might be helpful. If you need to get in touch with me about setting up an appearance or an interview or to obtain permissions for reproducing my work, please contact my agent, Stuart. He handles all the book biz matters, which saves me time so I can write my next book! Please do limit your contact with him to the above business, as he has many more clients than just me -- though his gift is to make each of us feel like his one and only author.
Before you leave my home page -- I hope you've enjoyed the engraving by Belkis Ramirez. It's called, "Pensamientos de Julia" ("Julia's Thoughts," referring to the Puerto Rican poet, Julia de Burgos, not yours truly). Belkis is one of my favorite Dominican artists. Check out her website. By the way, Belkis made all the engravings for A Cafecito Story.
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