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Nina Marie Martinez
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Nina Marie Martínez was born in San José, California to a first generation Mexican-American father, and an American mother of Germanic descent. A high school dropout, she possesses a Bachelors degree in literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

An avid baseball fan, her first great ambition was to be the play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco Giants. Since she hasn’t completely lost hope in the possibility of, at the very least, being a baseball commentator, she intends to attend scout school in the Dominican Republic as soon as is humanely possible (which probably won’t be for a few... Read More

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Written by Nina Marie Martinez

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $14.95

Inspirada en la Lotería, un juego de azar mexicano, esta novela es una alegre y graciosa historia de mamacitas y mariachis, charreadas y concursos de belleza. En el centro de la historia están Nataly y Consuelo, mejores amigas que residen en Lavalandia, California, donde pasan sus días trabajando en la Gran... Read more >
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Written by Nina Marie Martinez

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $13.95

Natalie and Consuelo are like-minded individuals who live in Lava Landing, CA. When they aren’t working at The Big Cheese Plant, they get all dolled up for the racetrack, or go for at a tequila float at The Big Five Four. They urgently need to get Consuelo’s father out of Purgatory... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.


Written by Nina Marie Martinez

Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 10, 2011
Price: $9.99

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