Friday, November 19, 2010

Children of Guerrero by Nina Vida

Mexico is in the news. But what do we know about this country on our border and its explosive history?

fills in the blanks, weaves fiction and fact, exposes exploitation by outsiders and revolution by its citizens. From 1511 when a Spanish ship is wrecked on the coast of Yucatan to Emperor Maximilian’s attempt to sit on the Mexican throne to the upheaval of the student rebellion in Mexico City a hundred years later, the novel exposes Mexico’s witches’ brew of intrigue and corruption as well as the beauty of the land and the bravery of its citizens. CHILDREN OF GUERRERO tells a tale of love and deception that reverberates to this day.

Nina Vida's writing career began when her children went off to college and she enrolled in the University Without Walls program at California State University Dominguez Hills to pursue a long-deferred degree in English. One of the requirements of the degree was a semester of creative writing. Nina, who had never written fiction before, decided to write a story about her 38-year-old sister's open-heart surgery. The professor said it brought her to tears. Nina's husband had been a Navy journalist in the Korean War, and when he read the story he said he thought Nina had the makings of a writer and should try her hand at a novel. That was in 1980. Since then Nina has had seven novels published and this month added an e-book to the list, CHILDREN OF GUERRERO, a novel about Mexico. It can be found on Amazon Kindle as well as on Barnes & Noble Nook.
Nina is a native Californian, and lives with her husband Marvin in Huntington Beach, California. They have two grown children.

Direct links to Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook


Erin O'Riordan said...

Wow, that sounds like a fascinating novel. Blends of history and fiction are a favorite of mine.

Readers who love fiction by Latina authors may want to visit It's not my blog, but I do enjoy reading it.

John said...

I read Children of Guerrero in its earlier guise and found it a fascinating novel and insight into both Mexican and European history. Since then my knowledge and interest have expanded by reading and seeing some of the history than Nina Vida wrote of so well.

John Newton

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