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Veronica Chambers Books In Order

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Publication Order of Amigas Books

Lights, Camera, Quince! (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fifteen Candles (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
She's Got Game (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Playing for Keeps (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Formal Affair (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Point Me to Tomorrow (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Marisol and Magdalena Books

Marisol and Magdalena (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quinceanera Means Sweet Fifteen (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Harlem Renaissance (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Having It All? (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Joy of Doing Things Badly (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kickboxing Geishas (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Meaning of Michelle (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resist (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen Bey (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finish the Fight! (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

Amistad Rising (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Dutch (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shirley Chisholm is a Verb! (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Body(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bitch in the House(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bitch Is Back(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Being 40(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Modern Love: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Veronica Chambers is a renowned author from America, who is famous for writing young adult and nonfiction novels, and memoirs. She is particularly popular for writing the critically acclaimed memoir called Mama’s Girl. The success of this memoir can be understood from the fact that is has been chosen as course material by numerous colleges and high schools all across the country. It has been called by the New Yorker as a testament to mother love and grit, and one of the most evenhanded and finest work published in recent years in the genre. Author Veronica was born in Panama and brought up in Brooklyn. Many of her works reflect the Afro-Latina heritage of Veronica. The most recent nonfiction novel written by Veronica is called Kickboxing Geihas. Her previous nonfiction books have been quite successful. In her writing career, author Veronica has written over a dozen novels for children. The recent ones that she wrote include a body confidence young adult novel called Plus, and Celina Cruz, the Salsa Queen. Author Veroncia has penned a teen series known as Amigas, which is a collaboration between the her, Jennifer Lopez, and Jane Starz. For a couple of seasons, Veronica has served as an editor of executive story for the CW hit series called Girlfriends. She has even won a BET Award for her work on one of the script for the series. In addition to this, author Veronica has also developed and written projects for the N and Fox.

Other contributions of author Veronica include publishings in several anthologies. One of them includes a bestseller called Bith in the House. It was edited by Cathi Hanuaer. Another contribution of Veronica in anthologies is titled Mommy Wars, which was edited by Leslie Steiner. Author Veronica completed her graduation from the Simon Rock College of Bard. She used to study there along with her future husband. The two have endowed a total of 3 scholarships at this college in the literature and music fields. Veronica has received several awards over the course of her literary career. Some of them include a National Endowment for Arts award and the Hodder fellowship for the emerging novelists at the University of Princeton. Author Veronica can read, write, and speak the Spanish language very well. However, she usually chooses to converse in Spanglish, which is the mixture of Spanish and English. Author Veronica is happily married and is blessed with a daughter. As of today, she resides with her family in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States. Veronica has co-authored an award winning memoir along with Marcus Samuelsson called Yes Chef. She was even the part of the young adult memoir by chef Marcus Samuelsson, Make It Easy. Apart from this, author Veronica has collaborated on as many as 4 New York Times bestseller books, of which the most recent one is known as 32 Yolks. This book was written by her in collaboration with a chef named Eric Ripert. Along with her writing stints, Veronica has also worked as a senior editor for several literary magazines, including Newsweek, Glamour, and the New York Times Magazine. Veronica says that she always attempts to depict her Afro Latina heritage in all her works. Currently, she is at the Stanford University on a JSK Knight fellowship.

A successful novel series written by author Veronica Chambers is called Amigas. This series is comprised of 6 books in total, which were released between the years 2010 and 2011. Each and every novel of the series is set in Miami and features the lead characters in the form of Carmen, Alicia, Gaz, and Jamie. All these friends form a team and start the Amigas Incorporated, which is a Texas sized adventure. They use this new venture to throw quinceaneras for their friends and strangers. Such events are specially held for the Latina girls, who turn 15 years old. An initial book of this series is entitled ‘Lights, Camera, Quince’. It was published in the year 2010 by the Disney-Hyperion publication. Other than the 4 main characters of Gaz, Carmen, Jamie, and Alicia, the other important character that features in the plot is Sarita. At the start of the book’s story, it is shown that the friends open Amigas on the official level of business. They decide to organize an amazing Quinceanera for a new friend named Sarita. As all of them have now become sophomores, things are expected to get a little complicated in the business of quince planning. Luckily for the friends, one among them is going to have her quince. As Carmen is about to turn 15, her friends are planning to throw a huge party for her. But, the element of drama is always expected to take place in Miami and it is exactly what happens. All the friends jump in to participate in a reality show that features Quinceanera parties when the group is approached by one. The show was meant to bring out the real colors of the participants, no matter how close they might be as friends. Just as the show starts, Gaz and Alicia end up fighting with each other. Carmen worries about her vows, while Jamie feels left out in all this drama. Later, they wonder whether they will be able to put their differences aside well within time for Carmen’s party or it will get caught up in the flames because of their egos.

Another excellent book published in the series is called ‘Playing for Keeps’. This book was also published by Disney-Hyperion publishers in 2011. At the beginning of the story of this book, it is depicted that after throwing several dozens of quince parties, the founders of Amigas Incorporated think of taking some time off and going on a vacation. They realize that in the process of planning parties for others, they forgot to make some plans for themselves for the Spring Break. So, when Alicia’s mother mentions that her friend is planning to throw a Quinceanera party for her daughter in Texas, the group thinks of using this opportunity for business as well as fun. Alicia seems very excited to meet the new client, while Carmen looks forward to spend some time with her distant cousins. Jamie hopes to watch her boyfriend participate in a huge gold tournament and Gaz feels excited to attend a big music concert and conference. As the friends think more about their respective plans, they fail to focus on their business. Alicia wonders whether she will be able to pull out the task or the business of Amigas Incorporated is going to suffer a big disappointment.

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