'E-Mail for Lovers' Launches Marketing Push for 2014
Author Beatriz E. Salcedo-Strumpf wanted to write a cultural, bilingual novel in which the main character acted as a bridge between two cultures. Salcedo-Strumpf's 2004 novel, "E-Mail for Lovers" (published by AuthorHouse) - a translation of her Spanish-language book "Correo electrónico para amantes" - follows the life of two Mexican-American women, Milagros and Angelica, through a journey to find acceptance and love in a cross-cultural society.
Central to the story are themes of betrayal, relationships, culture-shock and new beginnings. When Milagros comes face to face with a lover from her past, it reopens repressed feelings and exposes the scars of earlier emotional wounds. But Angelica betrays Milagros, running away with the recently rediscovered ex-lover. The plot thickens as the characters try to find common ground.
An excerpt from "E-Mail for Lovers":
"Marina. Malitzin. Malinche. How strange names can be. But what is really in a name? Our heritage has saddled women with some of the most plaintive ones in the world. My American friends have luminous, even uplifting names like 'Amber' and 'Cristal' and 'Joy'. True, some of ours are lyrically beautiful, as is my own: 'Milagros'. Did my mother truly consider me a miracle child? Or did she secretly pray that I would perform one for her salvation? Or may be my own?"
"E-Mail for Lovers"
By Beatriz E. Salcedo-Strumpf
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 180 pages | ISBN 9781418425609
E-Book | 180 pages | ISBN 9781414024400
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Beatriz E. Salcedo-Strumpf is a Spanish professor at State University of New York in Oswego, N.Y. In 2000, her novel, "Correo electrónico para amantes," was published. In 2004, the English version was published as "E-Mail for Lovers." Some of her short stories have been published in literary magazines in the U.S. and Mexico. Currently, she plans to publish a bilingual book of short stories. Last year, she was honored for her work in art and culture by the Syracuse Commission for Women.