Gina Ruiz Gina Ruiz is a writer and reviewer living in Los Angeles. She writes about bookish events, books and graphic novels. She is especially interested in the following genres: Chicano, poetry, literature, fiction, mystery, comics, graphic novels, sci-fi, children's literature, non-fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction. She does not review religious literature, self-help, political or self-published books.
  • Fred Patten Reviews 1636: The Cardinal Virtues 1636: The Cardinal Virtues Authors: Eric Flint & Walter H. Hunt Publisher: Baen Books ISBN-10: 1-4767-8061-7 ISBN-13: 978-1-4767-8061-0 Eric Flint wrote the science-fiction novel “1632” in 2000. In it, a small modern West Virginia city is sent back in time and space by the mysterious “Ring of Fire” to 1631 [sic.] central Germany, arriving in […] No responses August 16, 2015
  • Max the Brave “Are You My Mother?” meets “I Want My Hat Back” in the hilarious new picture book, Max the Brave (Sept. 8), by author and illustrator Ed Vere. Follow fearless Max as he encounters every other creature except the one he’s searching for…mouse. Check out the trailer! No responses July 24, 2015
  • Read Proud, Listen Proud   LISTENING LIBRARY AND PENGUIN YOUNG READERS ANNOUNCE “READ PROUD LISTEN PROUD”   Resource for educators, librarians and parents recommends LGBTQ-focused titles for teens, offers discussion guides, and more   NEW YORK, NY (June 25, 2015)—Listening Library and Penguin Books for Young Readers announced today the launch of their joint campaign to highlight recommended LGBTQ […] No responses June 25, 2015
  • The Water Museum & The Tijuana Book of the Dead There is a reason I have a whole shelf in my personal library dedicated to the works of Luis Alberto Urrea. The man is a alchemist of words. In each new book, I uncover new facets, new mastery of language and fall down that reading rabbit hole of wonder one only finds with true masters […] No responses April 11, 2015
  • 15 Book Holiday Sweepstakes from Simon & Schuster Our friends at Simon & Schuster are having a FANTASTIC holiday giveaway! 15 books will go to two lucky people. Click the link here to enter. Happy holidays! Nothing is better than book gifts. Books in the giveaway: Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans, MONEY Master the Game by Tony Robbins, Innovators by Walter Isaacson, Map […] No responses November 25, 2014
  • Random House Children’s Books & 42 Entertainment Creatives Announce Multi-Platform Middle Grade Book Series & Immersive Gaming Experience Six book series by six bestselling authors be published in 2015 New York, NY (September 9, 2014)—Random House Children’s Books will launch a multi-platform six-part book series and gaming experience beginning in 2015, written by six bestselling authors, it was announced today by Barbara Marcus, President & Publisher, Random House Children’s Books and Susan Bonds, […] No responses September 9, 2014
  • Be A Cybils 2014 Judge! In 2006, I signed up for a “little” project with a group of intrepid book bloggers thinking it was a small thing to do and I wanted to help. The little project was the Cybils. At the time, I believed wholeheartedly that it was important and wonderful, but wouldn’t be much work. I was both […] No responses August 27, 2014
  • Once Upon a Care Leading to and during the recently passed FIFA World Cup, Johnson & Johnson was inspired to make the world a more caring place through their unique “Care Inspires Care” program, which shines a spotlight on community members who do extraordinary acts of care for others like donating blood to help save lives.  Help us celebrate the spirit […] No responses July 27, 2014
  • TELEVISION STAR AND MUSICIAN SHANE WEST TO MODERATE BEHIND THE MUSIC PANEL FEATURING FILM AND TELEVISION’S TOP COMPOSERS AT COMIC-CON 2014 WHAT: “Behind the Music with CW3PR: Scoring for Crime, Death and Resurrection” – The original music panel returns to San Diego Comic-Con for its sixth consecutive year, bigger and better than ever! Murder, mayhem, mystery and more are all at the center of “Crime, Death and Resurrection,” a Behind the Music panel featuring composers that create […] No responses July 11, 2014
  • NBC, Universal Television Ready to Invade Comic-con “Constantine,” “The Blacklist,” “Hannibal,” “Grimm,” “Bates Motel” and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to Share Secrets With Fans UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — July 11, 2014 — NBC and Universal Television have announced their plans for the upcoming Comic-Con International gathering in San Diego, which runs from July 24-27. The network will present panels for returning […] No responses July 11, 2014
  • Irish Animation Studio at SDCC   IRISH ANIMATION STUDIO CARTOON SALOON TO PRESENT AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON “DESIGNING THE SECRET OF KELLS” BOOK LAUNCH PLUS EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF SELECTED SCENES FROM UPCOMING “SONG OF THE SEA”       New York, NY – July 10, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announces […] No responses July 10, 2014
  • News from Nick Nickelodeon has a lot of great things happening at Comic-Con this year. We’re going to showcase our hit animated shows through an innovative booth design, fan activations, talent-driven panels and more. Our 1800-square-foot booth (#4113), inspired by the excitement and imagination streaming out of our Burbank Animation Studio, features a bold spiraling collage showcasing beloved […] No responses July 9, 2014