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Single Chicas by @ArtistSandraL is a Binge-Worthy Festival pick #chicklit #ownvoices #giveaway

Title: Single Chicas

Author: Sandra C. Lopez

Genre: Chick Lit/Short Stories

Book Blurb:

Perfection is a Barbie doll, and, unless you're looking for a guy with a fake smile, a hard head, and no genitalia, then you're better off NOT being perfect―Single Chicas


Sometimes things have a way of getting too far. You certainly don't mean for them to, but yet they do. It all started on a typical visit to my grandma's house. I was riding alongside my mother on the San Antonio Highway, beneath a scorching summer sun. Leaning against the tattered softness of the seat, eyes concealed by dark shades, I leaned my arm out the window, as sheets of sweat collected in the crevices of my body. It was over 110 degrees, and I was frying up like bacon.

By the time we arrived, my grandma was practically waiting on the front porch with open arms. Squealing like a little pig on helium, she rushed in on us with dry, puckering lips ready to kiss.

"Oh, how are you, mijita?" she greeted me with a wrenching hug. I could feel her squeezing me tight as I coiled my arms around her short, round body. She teetered me back and forth a few times, before taking a step back and, her hands clutching my shoulders, saying, "When are you going to get married?"

Within an hour, the entire hen clan of the Concha family was under one roof. And before I knew it, my life had suddenly turned into an inquisitive battle ground that targeted my total lack of a husband.

"Why don't you have a husband?"

"When are we going to start planning your wedding?"

"Are you seeing anyone, at least?"

"Are you putting yourself out there?"

"When was the last time you even went out with a man?"

"You do like men, don't you?"

Apparently, being born a Mexican female meant that I was supposed to be traded for sheep by the time I turned fifteen. Additionally, I was supposed to have pumped out about a dozen kids, naming each one after some loyal ancestor, leaving the boys to be raised by their father and rearing the girls to be happy, little housewives before puberty. If all went on schedule, I would've been a retired grandmother at thirty-five. But this wasn't 1920. Still, at thirty-two, I was considered a wrinkled, old spinster way past my expiration date. And it was endearing to know that my mother would stick up for me by telling them, "Don't worry, it's not too late. We can always sign her up on" Yeah, thanks, Mom.

By the time we left, I had the numbers and profiles of about eight different guys stuffed in my pocket. When I got back to Los Angeles, I had several messages on my machine, all from guys I didn't know. Days later, I found out my Tía Lucia had put a singles ad in the paper for me. I got so many calls that I had to disconnect my service. My inbox turned into a clutter of random faces and baby asses with a caption: "Aren't they cute?" The clincher was when they turned my birthday party into a bachelor potluck, each one passing me around like a hot potato to an eligible specimen. Finally, I couldn't take it anymore, and it was then that I openly (and foolishly) announced that I had gotten married.

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The chicas are hilarious, enjoyable, and relatable to anyone—women and men.


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Open internationally.

Runs August 1 – 31.

Drawing will be held on September 1.

Author Biography:

Sandra C. López is a writer, artist, blogger, and book reviewer. She is one of today's funny and influential authors in YA and chick lit. Her first novel, Esperanza, was published in March 2008 WHILE she was still in college. Her most recent and bestselling book is Single Chicas, a collection of humorous short stories about zany chicas. She is currently working on the next installment of the Single Chicas series called Holiday Chicas. Release date coming soon! When not writing her stories, Sandra supports the art and literary communities with freelance work and book promotion.

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Aug 03, 2020

Thank you, Sandra, for sharing your book in our Binge-Worthy Book Festival. I love this book and highly recommend it!

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