Desiree Zamorano

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Desiree Zamorano has wrestled with culture, identity, and the invisibility of Latinas from early on. Her commentaries have appeared in the LA Times, NPR's Latino USA and Publishers Weekly. She delights in the exploration of contemporary issues of injustice and inequity, via her mystery series featuring private investigator, Inez Leon.

Her novel THE AMADO WOMEN, is about four women, linked by birth, separated by secrets.2014, Cinco Puntos Press.

A lifelong reader, writer and educator, she is proud of having co-authored with her sister two plays commissioned by southern California's Bilingual Foundation for the Arts. Equity productions, "Reina" and "Bell Gardens 90201" toured for a total of eight years. A Pushcart prize nominee, and award-winni
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Check out my review in the LARB of Nina Revoyr's novel Lost Canyon.
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"These short stories were a great, mind-bending, imaginative trip, and the The Obama Inheritance book cover itself is worth the purchase price. Conspiracy theories conjured during Obama's terms as President, on their own, were nutty and off the rai..." Read more of this review »
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Human Cargo by Desiree Zamorano
"Russian Mafia in Los Angeles? This concept is not new to many who live in the LA areas Zamorano sets her mystery-thriller, but it will set those who are unaware in the roll-a-coaster seat of human tragedy that hard broiled detective Inez Leon expo..." Read more of this review »
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