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Video Replay: The Big Texas Author Talk with Novelist Rudy Ruiz

by Writing Workshops Staff

2 months ago


Video Replay: The Big Texas Author Talk with Novelist Rudy Ruiz

by Writing Workshops Staff

2 months ago


From WritingWorkshops.com and Gemini Ink: Watch our discussion on The Big Texas Author Talk with Novelist Rudy Ruiz, moderated by Guadalupe Garcia McCall.

Rudy Ruiz discussed his novel, VALLEY OF SHADOWS, with Guadalupe Garcia McCall.

ABOUT VALLEY OF SHADOWS

Winner of the Texas Institute of Letters’ Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction

New York Times Book Review Paperback Row Selection

Solitario Cisneros thought his life was over long ago. He lost his wife, his family, even his country in the late 1870s when the Rio Grande shifted course, stranding the Mexican town of Olvido on the Texas side of the border. He’d made his brooding peace with retiring his gun and badge, hiding out on his ranch, and communing with horses and ghosts. But when a gruesome string of murders and kidnappings ravages the town, pushing its volatile mix of Anglo, Mexican, and Apache settlers to the brink of self-destruction, he feels reluctantly compelled to confront both life, and the much more likely possibility of death, yet again.

Through luminous prose and soul-searching reflections, Rudy Ruiz transports readers to a distant time and a remote place where the immortal forces of good and evil dance amidst the shadows of magic and mountains.

ABOUT RUDY RUIZ

Rudy Ruiz is an American author, advocate and social entrepreneur. The son and grandson of Mexican immigrants, Rudy Ruiz was born in Brownsville, Texas and raised along the US-Mexico border, living in Matamoros, Mexico for extensive periods of time. He did not speak English until he entered school at the age of five. Once in school, he dreamt of becoming a writer, an entrepreneur, and a contributor to the wellbeing of immigrants and minorities, as well as to positive relations between diverse cultures and nations. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Harvard. Ruiz now resides in San Antonio with his wife, Heather, and their two children, Paloma and Lorenzo.

ABOUT GUADALUPE GARCIA MCCALL


Born in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico and raised in Eagle Pass, Texas, Guadalupe García McCall is the award-winning author of several young adult novels, some short stories for adults, and many children’s poems. Guadalupe has received the Prestigious Pura Belpre Award, a Westchester Young Adult Fiction Award, the Tomás Rivera Mexican-American Children’s Book Award, and was a finalist for the William C. Morris Award and the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, among many other accolades.

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