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Mexican Gothic: From Manuscript to Marketplace

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia in conversation with Ashleigh Heaton, Julie Leung, and Eddie Schneider

This From Manuscript to Marketplace event features Silvia Moreno-Garcia, the author of Mexican Gothic, in conversation with members of her publishing team. Designed with an audience of fellow writers in mind, From Manuscript to Marketplace offers candid conversations about the current realities of publicity, social media, virtual events, working with agents and editors, and more.

From Manuscript to Marketplace panel discussions will take place via Zoom and include time for a Q&A. All writers are encouraged to attend, especially new authors looking to learn more about the business of writing and publishing.

If you would like to purchase Mexican Gothic, we recommend purchasing from an independent bookstore such as Astoria Bookshop.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow, named one of the best books of summer 2019 by Publishers WeeklySignal to Noise, named one of the best books of the year by Book RiotTor.comBuzzFeedio9, and other publications; Certain Dark Things, one of NPR’s best books of the year, a Publishers Weekly top ten, and a VOYA “Perfect Ten”; the fantasy of manners The Beautiful Ones; and the science fiction novella Prime Meridian. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (aka Cthulhu’s Daughters). She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

As a marketer at Del Rey, Ashleigh Heaton spends her days getting books into the hands of readers. She approaches each title with a creative eye to tell its unique story to consumers.

By day, Julie Leung is the marketing director for Random House’s sci-fi & fantasy imprint Del Rey. By night, she writes children’s books, including the upcoming The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee. She’s a nerd, 24/7.

Eddie Schneider is the VP of JABberwocky Literary Agency. Day or night, he represents bestselling and critically acclaimed authors of science fiction & fantasy, YA and middle grade fiction and nonfiction, and more.

About Mexican Gothic:
What do you get when you combine the best elements of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca with Mexican folklore? You get Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s taut, atmospheric new novel, Mexican Gothic (Del Rey), her first since Nebula Award finalist Gods of Jade and Shadow. A glamorous debutante, Noemí Taboada is more suited to commanding the room at cocktail parties and fending off lovesick suitors than she is to undertaking amateur rescue missions. But after receiving a frantic, disturbing letter from her newlywed cousin, Catalina, Noemí decides that’s exactly what she will do. As Noemí untangles truth from lie, she discovers that no one—and nothing—is what it seems. And some people will kill to keep their secrets as quiet as the dead.