Aya de Leon

author – activist – faculty – mom

Seeking Nuyorican Cultural Consultant for my novel!

This image is from the Latina.com book club

My novel–a suspenseful, gritty, political, erotic, urban romance–takes place in NYC with a Puerto Rican protagonist. I am looking for a Puerto Rican woman, preferably between 25 and 45, who would be willing to read it and make sure I got the Nuyorican details right.

My family is two generations of California Boricuas, and we’ve never lived in NY. Same with most of my Puerto Rican friends. I’ve spent enough time in NYC to make the details seem real to New Yorkers outside the Latino community, but I want to make sure it’s authentic down to the smallest detail. Please let me know if you or someone you know might be able to help me.

 

Best way to contact me is via twitter, by tweeting to @ayadeleon.

Mil gracias,

Aya

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12 comments on “Seeking Nuyorican Cultural Consultant for my novel!

  1. Melinda Gonzalez
    February 26, 2014

    Hi,
    I am a Puerto Rican anthropologist. I am from Newark, NJ, but lived in NYC for about 5 years and visit regularly. I also work as freelance researcher,editor and book consultant.

    Best,
    Melinda

    • Aya de Leon
      March 8, 2014

      Hola! Would love to talk. Please send me your email address here or via twitter: @ayadeleon

  2. alm383
    February 27, 2014

    الكلمة امانة

  3. Aidalene
    February 27, 2014

    Hi

    I am a speech therapist for the Dept of Ed. I was born in NYC raised in the south Bronx. Presently live in the Bronx.
    If I can be of any help I will be more than willing to do so. For more back ground info don’t hesitate to reach out.

    Best Regards
    Aida

    • Aya de Leon
      March 8, 2014

      Hola! Would love to talk. Please send me your email address here or via twitter: @ayadeleon

      • Aidalene Suarez
        March 8, 2014

        Hi

        This is my email 🙂 hope to hear from you Soon

        Aidalene Suarez

    • Aya de Leon
      March 8, 2014

      No email is displayed in tour message to me:(. It just comes through as a comment…

  4. Leenda Bonilla
    February 27, 2014

    Hi/Hola, I was born in Manhattan and grew up in the Bronx and the Island.Doing la guagua aérea since the 70 s, 80s through present has given me a unique experience of duality among others things. I welcome the opportunity to read your story.

    • Aya de Leon
      March 8, 2014

      Hola! Would love to talk. Please send me your email address here or via twitter: @ayadeleon

  5. Seary
    February 27, 2014

    Hi Aya,
    George “Urban Jibaro” Torres told me about your book and that you are looking for a consultant. I am a Nuyorican poet and actress who was born and raised in the Bronx. Please feel free to get in touch with me. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you! Pa’lante!!

    • Aya de Leon
      March 8, 2014

      Hola! Would love to talk. Please send me your email address here or via twitter: @ayadeleon

  6. Shaggy Flores
    February 27, 2014

    Aya,

    Hermana I would recommend talking to the following folks in NYC:

    Judy Rae
    Caridad De La Luz
    Mariposa

    All of them are on Facebook.

    Or even Bonafide Rojas (He’s a Nuyorican brother but he released a whole poetry book which was dedicated to New York. Strong person to talk to about the NY experience.

    Cuidate!

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