The Parent Test (a Taos News series)

I just started this new sci-fi series in The Taos News By Teresa Dovalpage For The Taos News Tandra had waited too long and now she had to pay for it. While the helicar hovered over the Institute for Parental Certification, the feared IPC, she felt her heart beat faster at the sight of those…

6 Ws with Teresa Dovalpage

In Joan Livingston’s website Teresa Dovalpage is the next author to appear in this 6Ws series. I do have a confession to make. Not only is Teresa a talented writer in English and Spanish, she is one of my dearest friends. As you can read from her answers, she is a lot of fun. Her latest…

A podcast with Kase Johnstun: Author & Banyan Collective Podcaster.

Teresita Dovalpage, writing about food and murder and what it’s like to wrap them together in Cuba, made us laugh. Teresita opened up on the LITerally Podcast about being a writer, a native Cuban, and what it’s like write a crime novel, which, to me, felt like a literary crime novel because of the beautiful…

Book review in The Taos News

By Patricia West-Barker For The Taos News   When American journalist Matt Sullivan arrives in Havana in the spring of 2003, he’s carrying a second-hand wedding dress, a suitcase filled with pots, pans, cutlery and appliances, and the expectation that his Cuban girlfriend, Yarmi, whom he hasn’t seen in a year, will be there to…

A starred review in Publishers Weekly

At the start of this dazzling culinary mystery from Dovalpage (The Astral Plane), laid-back, spiritually shambolic 36-year-old San Diego, Calif., reporter Matt Sullivan arrives in Cuba just before the 2003 Black Spring crackdown on dissidents, not to investigate human rights violations but to marry (he hopes) 24-year-old food blogger Yarmila Portal, whom he mostly knows…

Permaculture: Revolution Disguised as Gardening

Brigid Meier with her dog Pluma When you enter Tierra Drala, the name Brigid Meier has given to the three and a half acres in El Prado, a property her husband, Fred Fair has owned for over 40 years and where she has implemented permaculture principles and techniques for the past 15, you come into…

From Library Journal: Death Comes in through the Kitchen

From Library Journal by BARBARA HOFFERT   Dovalpage, Teresa. Death Comes in Through the Kitchen. Soho Crime. Mar. 2018. 368 p. ISBN 9781616958848. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616958855. MYSTERY Winner of Spain’s Rincón de la Victoria Award and the author of both fiction and plays, Cuban-born, New Mexico–based Dovalpage offers a literary mystery set in 2003 Havana. It opens with…

The Usual Santas: A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers

So proud to be part of this collection, in the company of so many authors I admire! The Usual Santas Finally: the perfect stocking stuffer for the crime fiction lover in your life! With a foreword by CWA Diamond Award-winner Peter Lovesey, these eighteen delightful holiday stories by your favorite Soho Crime authors contain laughs,…

David Mapes: Capturing the spirit of wood

David Mapes has made a name for himself through his craftsmanship and commitment to art. Originally published in Taos News.  Photos: Katharine Egli. Most people are familiar with his gallery DAFA (David Anthony Fine Arts), located on Kit Carson Road. He has been part of several projects intended to put the town back on top of…

Chef Martinez helms the kitchen at De La Tierra

“When things get hectic, just keep swimming” Story and picture originally published in Taos News Cristina Martinez felt the pull of the kitchen early on. The new executive chef at El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa has been cooking for about 17 years. She is 34 years old. “My mom used to cook for many…