Chicago author Cynthia Pelayo's novel Santa Muerte nominated for an International Latino Book Award
06/19/2015

Latino Literacy Now announced the nominees for the 2014 International Latino Book Awards. Cynthia Pelayo’s novel Santa Muerte (Post Mortem Press) was nominated in the Young Adult Fiction category.

Online PR News – 19-June-2015 – Chicago – Chicagoan Cynthia Pelayo's novel Santa Muerte nominated for an International Latino Book Award

Eric Beebe FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Post Mortem Press
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SANTA MUERTE NOMINATED FOR AN INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARD IN YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Latino Literacy Now announced the nominees for the 2014 International Latino Book Awards. Cynthia Pelayo’s novel Santa Muerte (Post Mortem Press) was nominated in the Young Adult Fiction category.

Santa Muerte follows high school student Ariana Molina, when one day her father Reynaldo Molina, the lead investigator targeting criminal organizations in Mexico, arrives unexpectedly on her doorstep. After he is involved in a car accident that leaves one person dead, her visions of a veiled skeletal figure increase. Struggling with gruesome ghosts and suspected gang members that have moved in across the street, Ariana becomes the target of a drug cartel and of Santa Muerte, the Mexican folk saint of death.

“I am excited and honored to have been nominated,” said Cynthia Pelayo. “For a young adult horror novel to have been nominated in an overall fiction category is a major accomplishment for me,” she said.

About Cynthia Pelayo:
Cynthia (cina) Pelayo is the owner of the independent press Burial Day Books. Her first novel, Santa Muerte (Post Mortem Press, 2012) was recently nominated for an International Latino Book Award in the Young Adult Fiction category. Pelayo’s short stories have appeared in The Horror Zine, Danse Macabre, MicroHorror, Seedpod Publishing, Static Movement, Flashes in the Dark, among other publications. Her nonfiction work has appeared in Gozamos, Time Out, Extra Bilingual News, Venus Zine, FNews and Atlas Obscura. She currently lives in Chicago with her husband and her son.
About the International Latino Book Awards:

The International Latino Book Awards are presented by Latino Literacy Now. Since the Awards were founded over a thousand books have been honored. The Awards, already the largest awards in the USA celebrating achievements in Latino literature, are leading a wave of cultural and economic development within the Latino community.

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