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Desiree Calderon de Fawaz

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Author and illustrator Desirée Calderón de Fawaz is the winner of the 2018 Middle East Book Award for her children’s book Tata’s Earrings (Los Aretes de Tata). Now, the former microbiologist brings us her debut novel Quetzalli’s Last Song, an adventure based on some of the experiences of her unconventional Mexican childhood. In this novel, Desirée is determined to combat the misrepresentation of her cultures through Brum Hesles, a stressed, witty, female protagonist that will surely leave readers of POC works yearning for more.
Desirée now lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and three children. When not negotiating peace amongst quarreling chaneques, she practices yoga, learns herbology, and enjoys challenging what you think you know a
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Desiree Calderon de Fawaz Playing "God" with the characters. Discovering their hidden motives. I just felt joy at discovering who is the villain in my current novel. It just fe…morePlaying "God" with the characters. Discovering their hidden motives. I just felt joy at discovering who is the villain in my current novel. It just felt so right!(less)
Desiree Calderon de Fawaz Know that writing (and illustrating) will take time and patience. Lots of patience!!!! So, be constant and don't give up. If and when you are fed up w…moreKnow that writing (and illustrating) will take time and patience. Lots of patience!!!! So, be constant and don't give up. If and when you are fed up with it just put it away and get back to it at a later time. (less)
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A Lebanese Tarwīqa

There is a commotion around the table as everyone scours for a plastic chair to sit in. I find mine, two places away from the host. I figure I want a piece of the action but, then again, also some distance as I invite my husband into the seat between us. He’s earned it. Seeing his brother for less than a month every three years does take an emotional toll on him. I know so. It transpires every Sat Read more of this blog post »
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