I'm proud to report I did my small part to propel their books onto the list by preordering them (did you know all preorders are counted as part of launch week sales? Now you know).
And this might sound strange, but seeing these two fierce Latinas, who I have SO MUCH love for, writing their ways onto the biggest literary stages makes me feel like I'm on the freaking NY Times Bestseller list -- without having to do all that hard work (lol).
I'm so grateful I had the chance to bond with Patricia at VONA when I was just dipping my toes into writing poems back in 2006.
And Naima and I have shared countless adventures since we met in DR in 2008, not to mention the fact that she and I share alumna status three times over (Prep for Prep, Yale & Fordham).
If you love great reads written by awesome people, you can order Infinite Country and What's Mine and Yours (and some other great books) here.