Gina Ruiz reads a lot, blogs a lot (books, cooking, online journal, poetry), fiddles around in virtual worlds and is big on promoting multicultural literature. Her idea of a grand vacation is going to Book Expo America or visiting dusty bookshops in any city. She speaks hardcover, paperback, Kindle, Nook and Spanglish. Most recently spotted at the zoo with her partners in bookish madness – Jasmine and Aiden (they’re gonna be writers!). Sometimes she has to wrestle them for the books she wants to review.

Gina started AmoXcalli several years ago and can usually be found with her nose in a book or her Kindle if she’s on the road (don’t worry she’s not the one driving!).

A lot of Gina’s old book reviews at Blogcritics were picked up by major newspapers and websites and you can find links to PDF’s of those here and here.

She’s always wanting to hear about something good to read, so send her a note using the handy contact form and she’ll be happy to hunt down the book. She also writes about bookish events as well as events of interest to writers.

Gina loves to review:  Graphic Novels and Comics; Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Children’s, MG and YA books; Art and Architecture; Latino/a Books; Poetry; Biographies; Non-Fiction; Mystery; Literary Fiction; Historical Fiction; Cookbooks; and Gardening books.

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  1. Hi Gina,

    Checking in back with you to offer you the opportunity to review the SECOND book in the bilingual Captain Mama series – the first such series about women and mommies serving in our armed forces.

    On the heels of the success of “Good Night Captain Mama” which you reviewed in 2013 and the four literary awards it won (see here:, this July 4th we will publish “Captain Mama’s Surprise/La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá” [with ISBN 9780997309003.]

    Little Marco is headed out to the jet for a field trip with his entire 2nd grade class and with his sisters to meet his mom’s aircrew and learn about the flying gas station! There’s a glossary and a glosario of aviation terms and an engineering project in the back matter too.

    Because you were in the first group of reviewers for the first book, Gina, I’d love to send you a review copy now that we’ve printed the first books ahead of the national pub date of 7/4. We can also send a sell sheet with distributor and other info if you’d like. I look forward to your reply!

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