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Alisa Lynn Valdés

Article: Alisa Lynn Valdés's New Hero Is Rooted in the Land
Steven St. John
Article: Alisa Lynn Valdés's New Hero Is Rooted in the Land

On this week’s episode, Words on a Wire producer and guest host Will Rose talks with best-selling author Alisa Lynn Valdés about her new book, Hollow Beasts (Thomas & Mercer, 2023).

Alisa Lynn Valdés is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe. The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author has more than one million books in print in eleven languages. Her bestselling novels include The Dirty Girls Social Club, Playing with Boys, and The Husband Habit.

Born in Albuquerque, Alisa can trace her New Mexican roots back eleven generations on her mother’s side. Her mother is of mixed heritage, including Spanish, Mexican, Portuguese, Native American, and Irish ancestry. Her father is a retired University of New Mexico professor who emigrated from Cuba in the 1960s.

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Originally aired on August 27, 2023