Cultural identity, gender violence, forced migration, sacrifice, love and resilience frame stories full of suspense where realism is lifted by the supernatural and the mystical. From the deserts and volcanoes of Mexico to the haunted forests, mountains and rivers of the Pacific Northwest, these fast-paced stories blend social commentary with classic and psychological horror.
Snoqualmie, WA – October 11e, 2021 – Author Nati Del Paso has officially announced the launch of his highly anticipated collection of news, Women of fire and snow. In her new book, she shares a collection of contemporary stories of women straddling the American-Mexican divide while finding their place and voice. At a time when these stories are common not only on the border but around the world, Nati Del Paso hopes they will strike up a conversation or provide insight into the reasons that compel her characters to cross the US-Mexico border. She intends to shed light on the intimate abuse and violence that women, especially women of color, transgender people and immigrant women face around the world.
In Women of fire and snow, an undocumented teenager is torn from her home to fight a monster in a haunted city. When ICE holds her father back, a student faces evil when she finds a desperate solution to her family’s emergency. As she saves her nephew at the border, a young woman struggles with her privilege and the demanding power of La Santa Muerte. A curandera fights a demon while her granddaughter confronts her abusive husband. A young Chicana from Seattle travels to Mexico, diving into a secret society to fight endemic femicide.
Nati del Paso is a writer, counselor, and student of Indigenous psychology and shamanism. She was raised in Mexico by a Mexican mother and an American father. Del Paso weaves psychology and magical realism into suspenseful stories surrounding the experience of immigrants, women, environmental issues, race and cultural identity. She is also a senior advisor in the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity at the University of Washington.
In a recent interview, the author Nati Del Paso was quoted as saying, âI’m excited to release my new book because I want to raise awareness about violence against women on both sides of the border. The UN and WHO report that 30% of women in the world will experience intimate or physical violence. In the United States, violence is even higher for women of color, immigrant women and transgender women. She went on to say, “In my stories, the characters struggle against oppressive reality and violence with the power of unity, nature and the supernatural.”
Women of fire and snow is now available at all major booksellers, Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Ingram, Baker & Taylor and other online retailers. All presale author fees will be donated to the CEDEHM Center for Women’s Human Rights in Mexico.
To learn more about Nati Del Paso or her new book Women of Fire and Snow, visit her official website at https://www.natidelpaso.com