Oct. 13, 2022

Raquel V. Reyes

Raquel V. Reyes

Linda Hengerer talks with Raquel Reyes about writing, Caribbean cooking, and her characters.


Linda Hengerer talks with Raquel Reyes about writing, Caribbean cooking, and her characters.

Raquel V. Reyes is the author of Calypso, Corpses, and Cooking, the second book in the Caribbean Kitchen Mystery series and available now. Mango, Mambo, and Murder, the first book in the series featuring Cuban-American cooking show star Miriam Quiñones-Smith, has been optioned for film and is now available in paperback.

Find out more about Raquel at rvreyes.com and on social media @LatinaSleuths.

Get to know Raquel - the Tart Words Baker's Dozen:

1.   Plotter or Pantser? Combo?  Discovery Writer

2.   Tea or Coffee?  Coffee

3.   Beer, Wine, or Cocktails?  Cocktails

4.   Snacks: Sweet or Savory?  Savory

5.   Indie Published, Traditionally Published, or Hybrid?  Traditional

6.   Strict Writing Schedule (Yes or No):  Yes

7.    Strictly Computer or Mix It Up?  Computer

8.    Daily Goal (Yes or No):  No

9.    Formal Track Progress (Yes or No):  Yes

10.  Special Writing Spot?  Desk

11.   Writer’s Block?  I don't believe in it. 

12.   File of Ideas (Yes or No):  No

13.   Favorite Author(s)?  My Latest Read

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Raquel V. Reyes

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RAQUEL V. REYES writes Latina protagonists. Her Cuban-American heritage, Miami, and Spanglish feature prominently in her work. Mango, Mambo, and Murder, the first in the Caribbean Kitchen Mystery series, won a LEFTY for Best Humorous Mystery. It was nominated for an Agatha Award and optioned for film. Raquel’s short stories appear in various anthologies, including The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2022.