Latinx Authors & Stories

Last Updated: February 4, 2023

A Proposal They Can't Refuse by Natalie Cana

Kamilah Vega wants to update her family’s restaurant and enter into the Fall Foodie Tour, but her abuelo says she must marry his friend’s grandson, Liam Kane. Liam’s Granda has cancer, and wants him to marry Kamilah. Problem is, they can’t stand each other. If they reuse, they both lose their businesses, so they plan to fake the engagement. Soon, they find themselves tangled up in more than either of them bargained for.

A Caribbean Heiress in Paris by Adriana Herrera

A Caribbean Heiress in Paris
by Adriana Herrera

Luz Alana intends to expand her family’s rum business and refuses to fall in love as she sets sail from Santo Domingo to Paris in 1889. However, buyers and shippers can’t imagine doing business with a woman of color, and Luz is being denied access to her inheritance unless she marries. Enter James Evanston Sinclair, Earl of Darnick.

The Girls in Queens by Christine Kandic Torres

The Girls in Queens
by Christine Kandic Torres

Told in alternating timelines, this novel explores a lifelong friendship, the complications of sexual abuse allegations within communities of color, the furious loyalty of young women, and the danger of forgetting that sometimes monsters hide in plain sight

Ben and Beatriz by Katlina Gamarra

Ben and Beatriz
by Katalina Gamarra

Beatriz Herrera and Ben Montgomery are vastly different- Beatriz is a fierce queer biracial woman, and Ben is white and wealthy who walks the walk of privilege. However, he’s wrestling against his family’s conservative ideology, and as Beatriz refuses to compromise her identity, they wonder if it’s still possible to hold space for one another and the love that unites them.

After Hours on Milagro Street by Angelina M. Lopez

After Hours on Milagro Street
by Angelina Lopez

Alejandra “Alex” Torres is interested in turning her grandmother’s bar, Loretta’s, into a viable business, but professor Jeremiah Post stands in the way. He’s the upstairs tenant who already holds the Torres’s family’s admiration. He also doesn’t believe that Alex has the best interests of her family, community, nor bar’s legacy in mind. When an old enemy threatens Loretta’s, Alex and Jeremiah must combine forces.

The Town of Babylon by Alejandro Varela

The Town of Babylon
by Alejandro Varela

Andrés, a professor of public health, returns to his suburban hometown to tend to his sick father and to attend his twenty-year high school reunion, where he runs into the long-lost characters of his youth.

The Consequences by Manuel Munoz

The Consequences
by Manuel Muñoz

These exquisite stories are mostly set in the 1980s in the small towns that surround Fresno, depicting the Mexican and Mexican American farmworkers who put food on our tables but are regularly and ruthlessly rounded up by the migra, as well as the quotidian struggles and immense challenges faced by their families.