Readings and signings, author appearances, and other happenings. In other words, things I’m excited about as of late.
Writing Workshop: Writing Dialogue that Rings True & Speaks Volumes
Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. to noon
St. Edwards University
A reading with David Hicks, Charlotte Gullick and Natalia Sylvester
Tuesday, May 9, 7 p.m.
613 W. 29 St. Austin, TX
Story Department: Only in Texas
Tuesday, July 11, 8 p.m.
1415 South Congress Ave.
News & Reviews
CHASING THE SUN was named “Best Debut Book of 2014” by Latinidad!
“Love the mystery and suspense of Gone Girl? Chasing the Sun keeps you nail-biting as Andres tries to solve the mystery of his missing wife.” —Cosmopolitan for Latinas
NBCNews.com interviewed me about CHASING THE SUN, saying the book depicts “how ordinary lives intersect with extraordinary terror.”
In this article on books set in places worth visiting, USA Today calls the novel “a page-turner, a tale with twists and turns that takes place in 1992 Lima, Peru.”
The Los Angeles Review of Books called CHASING THE SUN “an important and moving addition to the literature chronicling the brutality suffered by Peruvians during President Fujimori’s decade in office.”
CHASING THE SUN was chosen at the July Book of the Month by the National Latino Book Club.
I was thrilled to appear on Univision’s Despierta Austin discussing the book! Click here to see a few pictures from the shoot.
I was invited to be a guest on the radio show Writing on the Air. Listen to the interview—we discussed language, culture, the road to publication, and Chasing the Sun—here.
“Sylvester causes readers to consider how trauma has the power to strengthen individuals, mend the past, and uncover our deepest secrets and most arduous truths.” —Publishers Weekly (read the full review here.)
“The writing is clear, exact, and powerful, maintaining subtlety in spite of its dramatic subject matter, and the ending is smart and unexpected.” —Jackie Thomas-Kennedy, Booklist
Austin Woman magazine calls Chasing the Sun a “must-read” and one of their picks for Summer Page-Turners (read the full article here.)
Mar. 4 – Texas Writes, Andrews, TX
Mar. 3, 2017 – Literary Death Match, Odessa, TX
Oct. 1, 2016 – An Evening with the Authors, Lockhart, TX
Sept. 10, 2016 – fields magazine issue 6 release
Jan. 21, 2016: Texas Writes – Woodville, TX
Oct. 3, 2015: Las Comadres Writers’ Conference – New York, NY
Oct. 2, 2015: La Casa Azul Bookstore – New York, NY
April 11, 2015: San Antonio Book Festival & Literary Death Match – San Antonio, TX
Mar. 14 & 15, 2015: Tucson Festival of Books – Tucson, AZ
Feb. 24, 2015: An Evening with Natalia Sylvester & Tim Z. Hernandez – Austin, TX
Dec. 4, 2014: An Evening with Natalia Sylvester & Nicholas Belardes – Austin, TX
Nov. 23, 2014: Miami Book Fair International – Miami, FL
Oct. 26, 2014: Texas Book Festival – Austin, TX
Oct. 4, 2014: Barnes & Noble signing – Austin, TX
Sept. 25, 2014: Chasing the Sun launch @ the MACC – Austin, TX
Aug. 18, 2014: Chasing the Sun launch @ BookCourt – Brooklyn, NY
Aug. 9, 2014: Chasing the Sun launch @ Blue Willow Bookshop – Houston, TX
July 12, 2014: Barnes & Noble signing – Round Rock, TX
June 7, 2014: Chasing the Sun launch @ Books & Books – Miami, FL
June 5, 2014: Chasing the Sun launch @ The Book Spot – Round Rock, TX