Not Your Abuelita's Folktales
These are not your grandmother’s folktales. . . .
“The Extravagant Stranger” Rosa Maria has great plans to marry a rich man and never work a day in her life. One day, an extravagant stranger sweeps her off her feet and promises to give her all she desires. But not everything is as it seems.
“Unforgivable” Beto Andrades is deeply in love with his neighbor Sarah Stan. Yet, as an undocumented teen, he doesn’t stand a chance with her. What is worse, her father hates all Mexicans. Will he ever be able to get her attention and help her see how amazing he is?
“Magical Bully” Meet Rita, an inquisitive young girl with a budding scientific mind. Her world is perfectly logical, until she encounters a duende, a magical creature.
“Never Really Alone” Isella’s boyfriend, Rich, is back from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He isn’t the same anymore, and she wonders if it’s time for them to break up.
Four gripping, no-holds-barred, supernatural tales for young adults.
About Dr. Maria J. Estrada (Chicago, Illinois Author)
DR. MARIA ESTRADA holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Washington State University. She grew up in the desert outside of Yuma, Arizona in a barrio comprised of new Mexican immigrants and first-generation Chicanos. Drawing from this setting and experiences, she writes in numerous genres from serious fiction to horror, and often spins out poetry. She is a tenured faculty member in English and lives in Chicago, Illinois with her wonderful, supportive husband, two remarkable children, and two mischievous cats. Her other publications include The Long Walk (with Paranoia: The Corrido of Andrea Quinta), La Bruja in the Orchard (Book 1), La Bruja del Barrio Loco (Book 2), and Wolf Trek. You can learn more about her other books and writing happenings at barrioblues.com.