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Barbara Caridad Ferrer

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Barbara Caridad Ferrer is a first generation, bilingual Cuban-American, whose young adult debut, Adiós to My Old Life won the Romance Writers of America’s 2007 RITA® for Best Contemporary Single Title Romance as well as being named to the 2009 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults list, awarded by the ALA. Her second novel, It’s Not About the Accent was released in 2007 with Publisher’s Weekly stating, “…this twisting book amply rewards readers.”

She has also contributed to the anthology, Fifteen Candles: 15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and Other Quinceañera Stories. When the Stars Go Blue, a contemporary retelling of Bizet’s Carmen won the 2011 International Latino Book Award for Best Young Adult Novel.

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Barbara Caridad Ferrer At the time the book was published, I did propose a potential sequel that would have been an interesting experiment, which was to jump forward ten…moreAt the time the book was published, I did propose a potential sequel that would have been an interesting experiment, which was to jump forward ten years and pick up with the characters and their lives. Of course, that would have moved the book from Young Adult to adult/mainstream fiction and it wasn't something the publisher was interested in.

Shame, because I would have really wanted to explore Jonathan's life in particular. I imagine he would have struggled enormously for a time, because it's not easy to overcome a lifetime of the sort of emotional trauma his father inflicted on him, but that eventually, he would have recovered enough to have a good life.

Or maybe not. Who knows?

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Barbara Caridad Ferrer I'm jumping ship, in terms of genre, and working on something that's a hybrid SFF/horror. It's different and exciting and readers will get a slight…moreI'm jumping ship, in terms of genre, and working on something that's a hybrid SFF/horror. It's different and exciting and readers will get a slight taste of the world in which it's set in the Blood On the Bayou Anthology coming out in September.
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When the Stars Go Blue

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Adios to My Old Life

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It's Not about the Accent

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Between Here and Gone

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Both Sides Now

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“…who do you see in the roles?”


We’re often asked this—or some variation, like, “Do you cast your books as you’re writing?”


Truth?


Some writers do—some don’t. I happen to fall in the camp of casting the roles as I’m writing. I’m so very visual, it helps me to have a touchstone of sorts, as I’m writing. If I need to come up with a physical tic or go into particular detail about how light plays acro...

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