Here’s Esmeralda Santiago on PBS News Hour, talking about the researching and developing her latest book Conquistadora, which is set in nineteenth century Puerto Rico. I love hearing what she has to say about learning her family history. Also, I had no idea that she had a stroke and had to re-learn how to read and write!
I’ve never read any of her books, but I own a few of them. I need to get on that ASAP! She sounds like such an interesting woman.