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Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
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Alisa Valdes (formerly Valdes-Rodriguez) is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of commercial women’s fiction and young adult novels, including The Dirty Girls Social Club. She has a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University, is a Pulitzer-nominated, award-winning former staff writer for the Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times, was named the top essayist in the nation by SUNMAG, and is an Emmy-winning former TV reporter for WHDH-TV. Alisa has written and sold pilot scripts to Nickelodeon, NBC, and Lifetime Television. Her first memoir, The Feminist and the Cowboy, is newly out from Gotham Books. Alisa is also the Founder and Managing Partner of Valdes Entertainment Enterprises, LLC. Alisa is a mom, and she lives in New Mexico with her amazing son Alexander Rodriguez (cross country runner and drummer), her wonderful boyfriend Michael Gandy (founder and director of The Benevolence Community), and their sweet and loyal dog Topaz.

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My Top 6 Lovable Literary Liars

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 7:04 PM

My new novel, LOVE AT FIRST LIE, tells the story of Argentine American housewife Dahlia Krumholtz, a recovering drug addict, cheater and liar. It is my goal that readers will understand and perhaps even like her anyway.

Needless to say I had to self-publish this novel, after...

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How Learning to Talk to a Cowboy Made Me a Better American

(26) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 1:00 PM

All of the partisan bickering around the "fiscal cliff" of late has reminded me of the moment I realized that American conservatives and liberals actually had more in common than we realized, but were probably suffering from a gigantic language barrier -- even though we were all speaking English.

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The Rise of Traditionalist Fiction in America

(3) Comments | Posted June 14, 2011 | 9:00 AM

I went to Hastings with my son yesterday to buy some books. I was stunned and intrigued to see that the Christian Romance section of the store had more than doubled in size since the last time I was there.

Hastings is a regional chain based in Amarillo, Texas, that...

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