Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande is an award-winning author, motivational speaker, and writing teacher. As a girl, she crossed the US–Mexico border to join her family in Los Angeles, a harrowing journey chronicled in The Distance Between Us, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist that has been adopted as the common read selection by over twenty schools and colleges and fourteen cities across the country. Her other books include the novels Across a Hundred Mountains, winner of a 2007 American Book Award, and Dancing with Butterflies, and The Distance Between Us, Young Reader’s Version. She lives in Woodland, CA with her husband and two children. Visit ReynaGrande.com.

Books by this Author

La búsqueda de un sueño (A Dream Called Home Spanish edition)
A Dream Called Home
La distancia entre nosotros
The Distance Between Us
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Author Appearances

SANTA ANA PUBLIC LIBRARY
20 Civic Center Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
OCT 20
WRITERS & BOOKS
in conversation with Karen Van Meenen
Rochester, NY
OCT 22
FINGER LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Canandaigua, NY
OCT 23
BOOKS ARE MAGIC
in conversation with Rigoberto Gonzalez
225 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
OCT 24

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Things happen for a reason

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would love to meet Frida Kahlo. I would thank her for her strength and perseverance, which has inspired not only me but thousands of Latinas.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. The words "stare" and "glance". My husband usually deletes them from my manuscript!

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. J.K. Rowling

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. J.K. Rowling

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