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Vampires of El Norte

Publisher: Berkley

Isabel Cañas is a full-time speculative Fiction writer who holds a doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and writes fiction stories inspired by her research and by her heritage. She has spent much of her life around the world after previously living in Mexico, Scotland, Egypt, Turkey, and New York City. Her work includes writing The Hacienda, and Vampires of El Norte.

Nena, the daughter of a rancher in the 1940s in Mexico, has a home that has been threatened by Anglo settlers from the North. However, something more sinister lurks near nighttime at the ranch, which is something that leaves men draining blood and laying dead on the grounds. This was the same creature that attacked Nena nine years ago, and Néstor has been on the run from his grief ever since, moving from ranch to ranch working as a vaquero after believing Nena was dead. This is the story of vampires, vaqueros, and star crossed lovers face off on the Texas Mexico Border.

Book publishing date: August 15, 2023

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Originally aired on November 5, 2023

Louie Saenz has been in the news broadcasting business for over thirty years. He has been a News Anchor and Reporter for KDBC-TV, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, NM and KTSM-TV in El Paso. Saenz earned a degree in Journalism from NMSU, and a Masters in Communication from UTEP. He is currently the News & Public Affairs Director for KTEP-FM, and a lecturer in the Communication Department. He is also the host of Focus on Campus and co-host on El Paso Prime Time.
John Martinez was an intern assistant producer on ACT Radio, Science Studio, and The Book Club with Louie Saenz. He enjoys pop culture, sporting events, and listening to various types of music.
Sam Cassiano is a native Californian who spent his formative years in the Bay Area. An army brat, his family toured Germany and Japan before settling in El Paso in 1973. Initially a Communications Major at UTEP, a radio internship at KPAS-FM 94, the PASS launched his broadcasting career. He can be heard as the morning news anchor on KTEP during NPR's Morning Edition, and Friday evenings at 10 pm as the host of Friday Night Blues.
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