Author of the Month: Dr. Gloria Velasquez

KUHF host Eric Ladau recently interviewed Dr. Gloria Velasquez for its website’s “Arte Público Press Author of the Month” feature. Along with the transcript, their conversation is available to listeners through on-demand audio streaming here.

“Velasquez has written an engaging story that will help teens, gay and straight, to better understand the consequences of homophobia.”    -Booklist, starred review

GLORIA VELASQUEZ is the author of the Roosevelt High School Series, which now comprises nine novels, and two poetry collections, I Used to Be a Superwoman (Arte Público Press, 1997) and Xicana on the Run (Chusma House Publications, 2005). She lives in San Luis Obispo, where she is a professor in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at California Polytechnic State University.