The Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library is pleased to host a book-signing event featuring local editor Gabriel H. Sanchez, who is promoting a pair of anthologies – “Bad Hombres & Nasty Women” and “Lost: Children of the River.” Each is comprised of poetry and illustrations by local talent. The book presentation and signing will take place at the library on Thursday, June 29, from 6 - 8 p.m.

Sanchez is an author, filmmaker, director, actor, and publisher from the Rio Grande Valley. He is a co-founder and editor of The Raving Press which publishes anthologies that include works by local, national, and international authors.

Featured in the volume “Bad Hombres & Nasty Women” are two additional authors who will also attend. Seres Jaime Magaña who was born in Mexico; has released one self-published book titled “Seven Blossoms,” and is currently a host for Saturday’s Open Mic at Luna Coffee House in McAllen, Texas. Mónica Alvarez is a Mexican writer with a Master’s in Spanish Literature committed to activist work for social justice.

Edinburg native Richard Sanchez, newly retired from a nursing career and has three published books, “The Jelly Jar,” “The Story Teller,” and “The Lone Sendero” will also attend. As will McAllen resident Patty York Raymond, whose debut book, “It’s Too Windy!” was honored with the International Latino Book Award. Her most recent book, “The ABCs to Ranching,” is a cultural perspective on South Texas ranching.

Judith Luna will present her book “Recuerdo de Dos Almas.” She is an actress, writer, and poet from the Valley, whose projects this year include a series on Televisa and Enlace TV. Also participating is Alamo resident Hannah Romero who has published one book in 2016 titled “Clarity Undone.” She has had one poem published titled “Sold Out” in the 2015 issue of “Nowhere Poetry and Flash Fiction.”

Those in attendance will be able to purchase copies of the books. For more information contact Raul Martinez at 956-383-6246.