Recently, I did a google search for Latina women mystery writers. I’m sure there are more that I don’t know about but I’d like to introduce you writers Lucha Corpi, Linda Rodriguez, and Maria Nieto. In my search, I discovered we are a rare. These women are award winners and I have learned a great deal from these master storytellers.
They are the writers who led the way for me to become a Latina mystery writer and I thank them for breaking the barriers for women to write about Latina Private Investigators and Detectives.
During this time of global pandemic and racial unrest in our country, I’d like you to read some fiction and be entertained by these writers who have witnessed and lived through the civil rights movements. They write about what they experienced through their characters and tell the story of their protagonist’s struggles in times of racial inequality. These women have been my teachers and while reading their novels I’ve learned how to represent my protagonists as proud, competent, private investigators.
I’m happy to write about a new day, a new time in history where we have our first woman of color to be inaugurated as V.P. of the U.S. It’s time for a change in the history books to see more than just a bunch of old, white-haired men leading our country. It’s time for diversity.