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Half Outlaw acquired by Blackstone Publishing (Expected pub date is 2022)

Half Outlaw acquired by Blackstone Publishing (Expected pub date is 2022)

by Writing Workshops Staff

3 months ago


Blog

Half Outlaw acquired by Blackstone Publishing (Expected pub date is 2022)

by Writing Workshops Staff

3 months ago


Half Outlaw acquired by Blackstone Publishing (Expected pub date is 2022)

We are so excited to share the news that award-winning novelist and Writing Workshops instructor Alex Temblador's second novel, Half Outlaw, has been acquired by Blackstone Publishing. Expected publication ate is 2022! Congratulations, Alex!

About Half Outlaw:

Raqi is a strong-ass woman. She’d have to be. Orphaned at four, she was fostered off to her white uncle, a racist One-Percenter motorcycle-club member who had a drug addiction and no desire to raise any kid, let alone a half-Mexican one and a girl at that. Her upbringing wasn’t exactly soft.  

She left the club life behind and didn’t look back. A high-powered lawyer with a boyfriend and a beautiful house, now she does what she wants to do, and she doesn’t need anybody or anything. That is until Billy, the leader of her uncle’s motorcycle club, calls one night to tell her Uncle Dodge has died. They’re doing a Grief Ride and she’s expected to partake. If she does, she’ll get an address: that of her previously unknown Mexican grandfather.

So Raqi goes out on one last ride where she will come face-to-face with the childhood that haunts her, strangers that challenge her perspective, some family she didn’t know existed and some she never wanted. She will come to realize that being a strong-ass woman means so much more than being tough and closing herself off to others.

Motorcycles, magical realism, and a main character with a Mixed identity – Alex Temblador’s Half Outlaw is a gritty tale that highlights how identity, loyalty, and love are not clear cut when family is involved. 

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