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Gathering the Indigo Maidens | Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Publicity Contact: Connie Spenuzza

info@gatheringtheindigomaidens.com

From Author

Cecilia Velástegui

_Laguna Beach, CA – September 27, 2011 – Libros Publishing LLC announces the release of Gathering the Indigo Maidens.

  • An innocent maiden imprisoned as a sex slave
  • A country’s art treasures stolen
  • A search for three historical indigo maidens

A riveting novel that intertwines the mysterious history of a 17th century Spanish Colonial painting, the lives of three nearly forgotten historical women, and the grim, sadistic, modern-day world of sex-slave trafficking.

Clarion Review: “a compelling psychological thriller similar to those of Dan Brown in its use of religious and historical symbols.”

 

 

Palmoa Zubiondo lived a sheltered life, collecting Spanish Colonial art and building a fortress through which she thought nothing corrupt could enter, she was mistaken.

 

When a call from a young girl claiming to be held as a sex-slave begs her to return a stolen 17th century painting of the Immaculate Conception. This single call will take Paloma on a journey into her own forgotten past, into the world of human-trafficking, and lead her to discover three Latina woman from centuries past whose lives will give her the stamina to continue.

 

The novel is an epic journey filled with mysterious historical symbols and long forgotten enigmas. Gathering the Indigo Maidens ventures across time. From the indigo gathering maiden in colonial Quito 1699, to the failed women-owned publishing dynasty of Maria de Rivera Calderon y Benavides in Mexico City 1754, to the indigo ink protest sign that sentenced Modesta Avila of San Juan Capistrano to San Quentin State Prison in 1889, culminating in today’s brutal sex-slave trade of young South American girls.

 

Your heart will break, your soul will soar with the rich prose, meticulous detail, and heart stopping thrills of Gathering the Indigo Maidens, available September 27, 2011.

Indigo Maidens Press Release – Cecilia Velástegui

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Cecilia Velástegui was born in Quito, Ecuador, raised in California and France. She received her graduate degree from the University of Southern California. Cecilia has lived on three continents, traveled to over fifty countries, and speaks four languages. She is a former marriage and family therapist. She currently serves on the board of directors of several cultural and educational institutions. She currently resides with her family in California. For more information, visit the author’s website http://www.gatheringtheindigomaidens.com/blog

 

 

The novel’s Spanish colonial subject connects to the theme of an upcoming, significant, art exhibit, Contested Visions, in Los Angeles and Mexico City. The L.A. County Museum of Art exhibit opens November 6, 2011. Contested Visions offers an arresting perspective on how art and power intersected in the Spanish colonial world.

 

The Orange County, California Human Trafficking Task Force has read Gathering the Indigo Maidens.
The author will be making a donation to their program for victim services in Orange County, California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cecilia Velástegui was born in Quito, Ecuador where she spent her childhood.  She was raised in California and France, and has traveled extensively in 50 countries.  She received her graduate degree from the University of Southern California, and speaks four languages.  She serves on the board of directors of several cultural and educational institutions.  She lives with her family in Monarch Beach, CaliforniaCecilia Velástegui was born in Quito, Ecuador where she spent her childhood.  She was raised in California and France, and has traveled extensively in 50 countries.  She received her graduate degree from the University of Southern California, and speaks four languages.  She serves on the board of directors of several cultural and educational institutions.  She lives with her family in Monarch Beach, CaliforniaCecilia Velástegui was born in Quito, Ecuador where she spent her childhood.  She was raised in California and France, and has traveled extensively in 50 countries.  She received her graduate degree from the University of Southern California, and speaks four languages.  She serves on the board of directors of several cultural and educational institutions.  She lives with her family in Monarch Beach, California.

Cecilia Velástegui was born in Quito, Ecuador where she spent her childhood.  She was raised in California and France, and has traveled extensively in 50 countries.  She received her graduate degree from the University of Southern California, and speaks four languages.  She serves on the board of directors of several cultural and educational institutions.  She lives with her family in Monarch Beach, California.

Cecilia Velástegui was born in Quito, Ecuador where she spent her childhood.  She was raised in California and France, and has traveled extensively in 50 countries.  She received her graduate degree from the University of Southern California, and speaks four languages.  She serves on the board of directors of several cultural and educational institutions.  She lives with her family in Monarch Beach, California.

 

ABOUT LIBROS PUBLISHING:

Latina owned, Latina writers, Latina culture. Monarch Beach, California. For additional information http://www.librospublishing.com or contact via e-mail librospublishing@cox.net

 

 

 

 

 

For additional information:

http://www.librospublishing.com/ 

Libros Publishing
24040 Camino Del Avion #A225
Monarch Beach, CA 92629
949-201-9477
949-661-9098
librospublishing@cox.net

ISBN:
978-0-9837458-1-5 (Trade paperback)
978-0-9837458-4-6 (EPUB)
978-09837458-2-2 (Spanish – available in October 2011) 

 

 

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