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January Guest Editor: Isabel Ibañez Davis
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January 2020
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January 2020

This month we are thrilled to welcome our first guest editor of 2020: Isabel Ibañez Davis. Welcome, Isabel! This month we will be getting to know Isabel and her new book Woven in Moonlight. So stick around to learn more about her career as a YA author and be sure to pick up her new release. 

About Isabel

Born and raised in Boca Raton to a pair of Bolivian immigrants, matured in Orlando and currently living my adult life in Maitland, Florida. I'm an avid movie goer, a giant word nerd, and talented in mispronouncing basic English words, which is just the beginning of my endearing quirks. I love to doodle, cook, and read (sometimes a book a day—I know, I should really go outside more). I freely admit to loving the heck out of Young Adult literature (Potter!) and am a raving romantic sentimentalist—I adore Austen, James, Hardy and Wharton. I'm big on imagination, traveling, trivia about world history, and getting to the heart of the things. I have a profound fondness for all things Anthropologie. 

Along with writing, I’m also a graphic designer, specializing in greeting cards. My work has been sold in nationwide brands like Anthropologie (!!!), Crate and Barrel, and Paper Source, and in over 350 mom and pop shops around the country. To take a look at recent designs, check out 9th Letter Press, a company I founded and sold in 2017.

About Woven in Moonlight

A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.

Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight.

When Atoc demands the real Condesa’s hand in marriage, it’s Ximena’s duty to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc’s no longer carrying his deadly relic. If Ximena can find it, she can return the true aristócrata to their rightful place.

She hunts for the relic, using her weaving ability to hide messages in tapestries for the resistance. But when a masked vigilante, a warm-hearted princesa, and a thoughtful healer challenge Ximena, her mission becomes more complicated. There could be a way to overthrow the usurper without starting another war, but only if Ximena turns her back on revenge―and her Condesa.

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