Past Events

Posted on : 10-05-2010 | By : Linda | In : Uncategorized


Revlon Run/Walk in Los Angeles
What a joy it was to be a part of the Revlon Run/Walk in Los Angeles. I walked with “Team Mija” which is the Harbor City El. School Staff, family and friends, to support Marcy Fernandez and others. My sister, Nancy, and my friend Isabel, joined our team this year. Next year I hope you can join us and sign up with our team. Know that in addition to supporting cancer awareness, I support quite a few organizations including Compassion International and SPCA in Los Angeles. Please be a part of something, to make a difference.

L.A. Times Festival of Books at U.S.C.
Once again it was a blessing for Grand and I to see you and to meet some of you for the first time at the LA Times Festival of Books held at USC in Los Angeles earlier this year. Thank you for your support and for the wonderful comments you shared about how my story touched your life. My sister, Nancy, had a blast sharing personal stories with you also. Please keep in touch with me.

O.C.C.B.F. and L.B.F.F.
It was a pleasure meeting all of you at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival and at the Latino Book and Family Festival last October. Grand and I enjoyed all of the new friends we made.
Please read the L.A. Times article that mentioned me reading my book at the children’s stage area. Read it here.

Book Review Article in “La Bloga”.

Posted on : 24-03-2010 | By : Linda | In : Uncategorized


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Wednesday, October 21
Latino Children’s Literature at the 2009 Los Angeles Latino Family and Book Festival: Presente!

By Guest Writer Oralia Garza de Cortés

…The newbie in this gathering of authors was Linda Cortéz, who I must admit I had heard about. I figured she was probably the publisher for the new East Los Angeles publishing house Frijoles Press, but as it turns out, Linda was not with Frijolitos Press at all. Who is she? I wondered as I kept trying to find more information on the web. Little if any information was available online. Amazon featured four titles for “When I Was Little”, including a children’s book with the same title from the famed actress Jamie Lee Curtis. I figured if Jamie could write a book with such a title, so could Linda. Once I met Linda, I felt proud for her. “Good for her” I thought, for giving Jamie Lee a good run for her money. Linda’s stories from this collection of vignettes are recollections of childhood experiences. The stories are a product of a turn to writing as a way to honor the memory of her parents who both died months apart. While the stories were meant to be those treasured memories from childhood, Linda found her voice to be that of the voices of youth she recognized as a fourth grade elementary classroom. Determined to bring her stories to publication light, Linda decided to self publish her book.

Like Dorothy with her Toto, Linda goes everywhere with her own Toto-like character that goes by the name “Grand”. During the Conference panel discussion, Grand managed to escape, only to be picked up by Linda as she quickly found a place on the discussion table for him, too. Partial proceeds from her book will be donated by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, who have given Cortez’s book a partial endorsement.