Are some famous authors reading the Watchtower and Awake? Or something else! http://www.sandracisneros.com/html/frameset2.html
Published: September 28. 2006 3:00AM
September 28, 2006
Born in: Chicago
Lives in: San Antonio (in a house painted "Mexican pink")
Compaqero: Boyfriend Ray Santisteban, 39, a filmmaker
Pets: six dogs (named Dante, Beto, Lolita, Valentina Peanut Butter, Barney Fife and Chamaco), three cats and a parrot
The thing on her left arm: A tattoo Cisneros calls the "buddhalupe," which bears a resemblance to the Virgin of Guadalupe, who, in Catholicism, is the Patroness of the Americas and is especially beloved in Mexico.
Drives: 1999 black Toyota 4Runner
Hobbies: Collecting textiles, mostly Mexican
Books she's reading: "Malinche's Daughter" by Michelle Otero, "Somewhere Between Houston and El Paso" by Carolina Monsivais,"The Truth Book: Escaping a Childhood of Abuse by Jehovah's Witnesses" by Joy Castro, and a bunch of books by Marshall B. Rosenberg on nonviolent communication
Book she's writing: Titled "Writing in My Pajamas," the book is a series of autobiographical stories that illustrate how to approach writing. No publication date yet.
Past works include: "Bad Boys" (Mango Press, 1980); "The House on Mango Street" (Arte Publico, 1984), which has sold more than 2 million copies; "My Wicked Wicked Ways" (Third Woman, 1987); "Woman Hollering Creek" (Random House, 1991); "Hairs/Pelitos" (Knopf, 1994); "Loose Woman" (Knopf, 1994); "Caramelo" (Knopf, 2002), and "Vintage Cisneros" (Vintage, 2004).
Awards include: MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (often nicknamed the "genius grant"), Texas Medal of Arts Award and two fellowships from the National Endowment for fiction and poetry.