I am delighted to announce that USA Today, the nation's widest circulated newspaper, today selected my novel AMERICA LIBRE for its 2009 Summer Reads. Included in the Summer Reads list are marquee novelists like James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Dean Koontz, James Rollins and Danielle Steel along with a host of celebrity biographies ranging from Paul Newman to Michelle Obama. To be included in this elite company is an extraordinary honor for an author whose debut novel began as a self-published edition.
The 2009 USA Today Summer Reads list includes 177 titles (104 fiction) released between April and August. (For perspective, this represents roughly one-tenth of one percent of the books published in the U.S. each year*). USA Today also publishes a Winter Reads list.
AMERICA LIBRE is slated for release by Grand Central Publishing July 29, 2009.
As all authors know, we owe every achievement to the people who support our work. This recognition is a tribute to them most of all.
Gracias, mis amigos!
Raul Ramos y Sanchez