"It's News to Me"
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Raul Martinez, Librarian, City of Edinburg
"This is truly an amazing book. The family part resonates ... the sayings and the culture I lived it and still do since I take care of my mom. All the Spanish sayings just make you feel right in there with the book. The struggles, hard working and tight family sense is so real, it's like you're living in Marissa's shoes and see other people you know in Carissa's shoes." Ana Cortez, Small business owner, School Board Trustee, Mother, Survivor
"I started reading the book and couldn't be it down. Read 9 chapters and had to force myself to put it away, it was past midnight and had an early morning. It's a great read that captures your full attention. It definitely left me wanting more." Maryellen Gonzales, AISD Admin, Mother, Amiga
Life in television news is not as glamorous, exciting or entertaining as viewers might think. At least it’s not for anchor-reporter Marissa Cavelo who is tired of being typecast as a feature reporter. There are only so many ribbon-cutting ceremonies a reporter can handle without going insane! Marissa is determined to break a big exclusive story to prove she’s a serious broadcast journalist. She also hopes to grab the attention of a national talent scout who’s searching for the next network news anchor. While out on yet another “fluff’ story, Marissa stumbles upon breaking news and the “live” coverage unexpectedly propels her career forward, but it also angers a violent criminal who has a longstanding vendetta against Marissa’s family. Her bumbling bosses and competitive colleagues don’t want her to succeed for their own selfish reasons, so in an attempt to stop her quick rise to fame, the executive producer hands Marisa an impossible assignment - one she is guaranteed to fail. Marissa tackles the tough assignment while maneuvering the crazy, often hilarious world of local television news at KATX-TV in Austin, Texas. As she digs up dirt on a bogus money-making operation, Marissa finds herself sexually drawn to her handsome partner/photographer. At the same time, she is pulled further away from her twin sister who hates being in the expanding shadow of her celebrity sibling. It turns out Marissa’s twin sister is living a secret life that puts both women in danger leaving Marissa forced to use her investigative reporting skills to either save her sister or expose her enemies with cameras rolling. Either way, Marissa risks her shot at becoming a network anchor. Fortunately for the fans of this savvy Latina, her sarcastic humor and the perfect margarita are always free flowing in “It’s News to Me”!