About the Author

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Diana J Noble was born in Laredo, Texas on the north bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico and had the good fortune of growing up immersed in both Mexican and American cultures and traditions.

Some of her favorite childhood memories are of making tamales with family at Christmastime, singing traditional Mexican songs at family gatherings with her father on guitar and watching her mother and grandmothers make the most delicious Mexican food, a passion she shares.

Her young adult novel, Evangelina Takes Flight, published by Arte Público Press in 2017, is based loosely on her paternal grandmother’s life but has stories of other relatives and memories from her own childhood woven into every page. It received high praise from Kirkus Reviews, Forward Reviews (5 stars), Booklist and won numerous awards.

The sequel to Evangelina Takes Flight is set to be published in October 2021 by Arte Público Press.

Diana lives in Washington State with her family and 2 adorable pooches, Luna and Diego. Aside from writing and spending time with family, you can find her cooking/baking and performing in a 1970s-style show band. She can be reached at dianajnoble@yahoo.com.

Click below to see an interview with Diana by PhD student, Annette Zapata, to learn more about Diana’s motivations for writing Evangelina Takes Flight.Interview with Annette Zapata

 

 

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