I was lucky enough to have some wonderful colleagues attending this weekend's American Library Association in Anaheim, CA and today, via Blog Talk Radio, Nicole interviewed Yxta Maya Murray, author of The Queen Jade and The King's Gold, books one and two, respectively, in the Red Lion series. In her wonderful series of books, Murray tells the stories of Lola Sanchez, brilliant bibliophile and owner of the Red Lion Bookshop, whose exploration of ancient mysteries leads her to adventures of a lifetime. The King's Gold was first mentioned on BCG here, as the July selection of the Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club so for anyone participating in those discussions next month, this interview is right on time!
Click on the player below to hear about the bacchanals that Yxta has held, what inspires her career as a lawyer and an author of historical fiction, and her love of libraries! Thank you Yxta for taking the time to talk to us and thanks so much Nicole for bringing us this up close and personal portrait of the author.