Welcome to The Writing Life Author Blog of Puerto Rican-born novelist, Eleanor Parker Sapia, where she offers author interviews in any genre, guest posts, and loves to share snippets of her long creative journey as a writer, painter, blogger, poet, and short story writer.
Puerto Rican-born Eleanor Parker Sapia, was raised in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Europe. Her careers as an artist, counselor, alternative health practitioner, Spanish language family support worker and a refugee case worker, inspire her stories.
Eleanor is the author of the award-winning historical novel, ‘A DECENT WOMAN’, published by Sixth Street River Press and available on Amazon. http://amzn.to/1X0qFvK
‘A Decent Woman’ is the unforgettable story of friendship between an Afro-Cuban midwife born into slavery and a Puerto Rican socialite, set against the rich and combustive backdrop of colonial Puerto Rico, where women are treated as possessions.
‘A Decent Woman‘ is a Finalist in the 2016 International Latino Book Awards with Latino Literacy now, and was selected as Book of the Month for Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book Club. The book was listed in Centro Voices, The Center of Puerto Rican Studies, ‘Essential Boricua Reading for the 2015 Holiday Season’. Eleanor is featured in the award-winning anthology, ‘Latina Authors and Their Muses’, edited by Mayra Calvani. Eleanor is a proud member of Las Comadres Para Las Americas, PEN America, The National Association of Professional Women, and the Historical Novel Society. She is a contributing writer at Organic Coffee, Haphazardly Literary Society. When not writing, Eleanor loves facilitating creativity groups, reads, gardens, and tells herself she is making plans to walk El Camino de Santiago de Compostela a second time.
Eleanor adores her two adult children and currently lives in West Virginia, where she is at work on her second historical novel, set in 1920 Puerto Rico, titled ‘The Lament of Sister Maria Immaculata’.
Please visit Eleanor at her website.