Over the coming months, you'll be seeing some bright, cheery new faces 'round here as you meet RBTB's new contributing editorial and associate staff -- and get ready for the next cool phase of RBTB, now in the works. Today's cheery face is a published author joining us not to critique her fellow scribes, but to strengthen RBTB's ties and comittment to multicultural romance and authors. And, no, I can't promise she'll write daily instead of me, even though she's very funny. :) You'll definitely want to check out her remarkable in-depth report, "Romance in Color: Is It Time to Move Away from 'Multicultural' Book Marketing?" from Romance Writers Report. In the meantime, won't you please give a warm Bella buongiorno to...
Tracy Montoya, RBTB Contributing Editor, Multicultural Romance
Tracy Montoya used to crack herself up by referring to herself as an “award-losing Harlequin Intrigue author,” but then she had to go and win a few, including the Daphne du Maurier award for category romantic suspense. She’s a nonprofit magazine editor for her day job, although she frequently has to forcibly keep herself from chucking it all to switch over to whatever career she’s currently researching for her Intrigue manuscript du jour. It was a dark day in her household when she turned 37 and could no longer apply for the CIA unless she suddenly acquired the ability to speak in flawlessly accented Farsi or Northern Mesopotamian Spoken Arabic.
Honduran on her mother’s side, Tracy writes a lot of Latinas into her books. She’s passionate about bringing more visibility to the great books available written by romance writers of color—and she’s not above pelting people with copies until they agree to read them.
Visit Tracy online at TracyMontoya.com, or under the name TracyMontoya on Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook.
Please join us for Tracy's inaugural post tomorrow, as she shares w/us a twist on the RBTB Feature Review...
What multicultural titles and authors would you like Tracy to know about? What issues concerning multicultural romance would you like her to explore and tell us more about?