October 26-28, 2018 | Pasadena, CA

Désirée Zamorano

Désirée Zamorano’s novel, The Amado Women, is about four Latinas linked by birth, separated by secrets. This family drama was named a “must read” by Remezcla and labeled by Bustle as one of 11 “moving beach reads that’ll having you weeping into your piña colada.” She delights in the exploration of contemporary issues of injustice and inequity, via her mystery series featuring private investigator, Inez Leon. Human Cargo was Latinidad’s mystery pick of the year.

A Pushcart Prize nominee and award-winning short story writer, her stories and essays have appeared online and in print, including in the Los Angeles Times, Huizache Magazine, the Kenyon Review, as well as alongside Walter Mosley in the current anthology “The Obama Inheritance.”


She lives and thrives in southern California. www.desireezamorano.com