I had a wonderful day yesterday with my IT guy Billy Holder setting up my “radio station” at my house. Starting the 4th of July, I will start broadcasting my new blues show, the Raw Man Blues Show. It will be a two hour show broadcast on KBGE  94.9 THE BRIDGE  ever Sunday evening from 6-8pm. The show will be broadcasting all over the Pacific Northwest and also on the internet. I am ecstatic with the gifts coming to me from my book. I will keep you informed as we prepare for the initial show.

I also want to clarify just what I am nominated for by the International Latino Book Awards Committee. There were over 1800 books submitted with 192 judges. The Award ceremony will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on June 27th.


Best Latino Focused Fiction Book—English

A Falling Star, Chantel Acevedo, Carolina Wren Press

Raw Man, Fred Rivera, A Word With You Press

The Book of Unknown Americans, Christina Henriquez, Alfred A Knopf Publishing

The City of Palaces, Michael Nana, Terrace Books

The Deportation of Wopper Barraza, University of New Mexico Press

F: Mariposa Awards

Best First Book—Fiction—English

Covering the Sun with My Hand, Theresa Varela, Aignos Publishing, Inc.

Divine Sight, Eduarda Amondragon, Create Space Independent Publishing

Raw Man, Fred Rivera, A Word With You Press

The 16 Rule, Evelyn Gonzalez, Friesom Press



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