Our Friend is Here! An Interview with Circe Moskowitz and Linda Raquel, Contributing Authors of Reclaim the Stars – On the Catharsis of Stories, Writerly Dreams, & Latine Book Recommendations

Our Friend is Here! is a guest feature at The Quiet Pond, where authors, creatives, and fellow readers, are invited to ‘visit’ the Pond! In Our Friend is Here! guest posts, our visitors (as their very own unique character!) have a friendly conversation about anything related to books or being a reader — and become friends with Xiaolong and friends.

Our Friend is Here: Latine Heritage Month Edition is a month-long event at The Quiet Pond between September 15 – October 15, where we invite Latine authors to celebrate being Latine and Latine books! Find the introduction post for Latine Heritage Month here.

It’s no secret that we here at the Pond love cheerleading and supporting diverse debut authors at the very start of their writerly journeys. Reclaim the Stars, edited by Zoraida Córdova, is a Latine SFF YA anthology that has been super hype for me ever since it was announced — a whole new anthology of diverse YA speculative short stories, featuring beloved authors like Anna-Marie McLemore and Nina Moreno! — but the fact that there are two excellent debut authors among its lineup of writers makes this book absolutely unmissable for me. Today, I am overjoyed to be sitting down for a chat with rising stars Circe and Linda about their stories in the anthology, their writing inspiration, and dreams about the future!

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