February is the month of LOVE and what better way to celebrate than with the recently released book, 8 Ways To Say I Love My Life.?á The Las Comadres & Friends National Book Club has selected the must-read book about the empowerment of women, self-love, inner strength and the human spirit written by eight professional Latinas. In November 2012, the newly released 8 Ways To Say I Love My Life book remained in the Top 10 Amazon list in several categories, including biographies and memoirs, and has a five out of five star rating.
Las Comadres & Friends National Book Club under the umbrella of Las Comadres Para Las Americas, a nonprofit ?áorganization that builds connections and community with other Latinas, is delighted to showcase 8 Ways To Say I Love My Life and will host a teleconference on Monday, February 25th, 5pm PST with some of the authors as they share their stories.?á While the monthly potlucks are for women only, the bookclub meetings are open to all, and the teleconference is open to the public.?á For more information and to register, visit www.lascomadres.org.
The authors of?á 8 Ways To Say I Love My Life initiated their book reading and signing events in November with a reprisal of their Imagen Award-winning monologues based on the book, followed by author readings in December in Chicago, and dramatic author readings at the California Institution for Women (CIW) in January.
"8 Ways to Say, "I Love my Life!" was an incredible gift to the incarcerated women who sat in awe listening to [the authors] who shared their same stories, but whose lives had different outcomes," said Chaplain Maryloyola Yettke who helped organize the CIW event. "Powerful and inspirational testimonies of strength, courage and resolve that can turn someone from victim to victorious."?á More information on upcoming book readings and signings are available at http://www.8waystosay.com.
In celebration of the upcoming International Women's Month in March, the authors 8 Ways To Say I Love My Life will also be featured on Trunfiadores Latinos Con Jackeline Cacho on the MundoFox Network in the coming weeks.?á Check your TV listings or visit http://www.8waystosay.com.
Josefina Lopez is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter ("Hungry Woman in Paris" & "Real Women Have Curves") and founding Artistic Director of CASA 0101 Theater and Art Gallery
Susan Orosoco?áis an author ("Latino Power: 7 Powers all Latinos Have upon Which to Build an Empire"), certified hypnotherapist and a Distinguished Toastmaster
Nancy De Los Santos Reza is an award-winning writer/producer ("Selena" and "My Family, Mi?áFamilia"?á"The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latin Image in?áHollywood Cinema.")
Bel Hernandez Castillo is CEO of Latin Heat Media, a multi-media company and executive producer of KCAL's HOLA! LA,?áthe first English-language TV talk show with a Latina point of view
Margo De Leon is a motivational speaker specializing in the enhancement of parent-child relationships and effective communication. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster
Laura De Anda is a communications specialist, speaker, leader and former news editor at the Los Angeles Times
Joanna Ilizaliturri Diaz ?áis a project strategist coach and entrepreneur and was selected as?áa 2013 fellow of the prestigious National Hispana Leadership Institute
Rita Mosqueda Marmolejo is a public health administrator and management and organizational development consultant with over 30 years experience.