I’ve been lucky over the past few weeks to sign several wonderful writers with intriguing stories and approaches to their work, and today is another of those lucky days. I’m pleased to announce that Rosie Molinary has joined the Salkind Agency and that I’ll be representing her book on activism. As usual, I’ll post more details as we’re farther along in the process, but I have to say the minute Rosie’s proposal crossed my desk, I thought, “I know three hundred and eighty two people who need this book,” which is always a good start.
Rosie is the author of Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina, which was published by Seal Press in 2007. She is currently working on Beautiful You, which will be published by Seal Press in Fall 2010. She is also a contributor to magazines such as Teen Vogue, Latina, Skirt!, Women’s Health, Health and Lifetimetv.com.
In addition to writing, she teaches a course on body image for the women’s studies department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and speaks on body image, diversity, self-awareness, social justice and writing around the country. She helped found HAMMERS, a non-profit initiative to provide emergency home repair for low income families in her community and Circle de Luz, a non-profit program that provides mentoring, programming and scholarship support in order to empower young Latinas.
I’m delighted to welcome Rosie aboard and look forward to finding the perfect home for her current project — and hopefully many more to come!