Francine Rodriguez is an author who grew up in and around downtown Los Angeles and later worked as a Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator in the Federal sector. All told, she has worked in the fields of law and psychology for over thirty years, and her experiences in these fields inform her writing. She has published two novels, A Fortunate Accident (Booklocker 2015), and A Woman Like Me (Booklocker 2019). She also has a new short story collection about the lives of women in Los Angeles entitled A Woman’s Story (Madville 2021).
Insights from the ILBA judges: “These stories depict Latinas and the often-traumatizing situations they face.”
Empowering Latino Futures – International Latino Book Awards
The Largest Awards in the USA Celebrating Achievements in Latino Literature
The International Latino Book Awards reflects that 2021 Is a major turning point for books by & about Latinos. The International Latino Book Awards is a reflection that the fastest growing group in the USA has truly arrived. The awards are now the largest Latino cultural Awards in the USA.