Award-winning author Cynthia "Cina" Pelayo's acclaimed short story collection Loter iacute;a, now with added illustrations and new bonus stories...as well as an exclusive preview for her upcoming sequel to CHILDREN OF CHICAGO, THE SHOEMAKER'S MAGICIAN (out this Spring).The Mexican board game of Loter a is a game of chance-similar to bingo. However, in Loter a instead of matching up numbers on a game board, players match up images.
There are 54 cards in the Loter a game, and for this short story collection you will find one unique story per card based on a Latin American myth, folklore, superstition, or belief--with a slant towards the paranormal and horrific. In this deck of cards you will find murderers, ghosts, goblins and ghouls. This collection features creatures and monsters, vampires, werewolves and more.
Many of these legends existed long before their European counterparts--passed throughout the Americas via word of mouth, collected just like the tales the Brothers Grimm. These are indeed fairy tales--Latin American fairy tales--but with a horrifying slant.
About the Author
Cynthia "Cina" Pelayo is a two-time International Latino Book award winner as well as a two-time Bram Stoker Award and Elgin Award nominated poet. She is the author of CHILDREN OF CHICAGO, Loteria, Santa Muerte, The Missing, Poems of My Night, and Into The Forest And All The Way Through. She is a Doctoral Candidate in Business Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Cina was raised in inner city Chicago, where she lives with her husband and children. Find her online at www.cinapelayo.com and on Twitter @cinapelayo.