I guess most people around here aren't interested in reading about such a topic....maybe you only want to read about characters who are immigrants if they're living in poverty.
Did people here get a chance to look at the blog? What do you think of the storyline?
Congratulations on writing a book. At this point, I'm curious about where you're coming from with the comment that people must only wanting to read about immigrants who are living in poverty. That sounded like a derogatory comment directed at your potential readers, which I'm sure you didn't mean to do!Would you also elaborate on your comment:
"in no way was she 'marginalized' in any way, shape or form (like the media seem to want us to believe--she isn't poor at all."
It just seems that when the media emphasize on minorities, it's aways pity/we're so marginalized/we can't be privileged/etc. It seems like people don't want to know that there's an upper middle class world out there that minorities experience. Remember how the Cosby Show was criticized? I know that that was 20+ years ago, but it doesn't mean that it won't happen again today. And even then, TCS was a sitcom where characters are developed over a number of seasons. Also, this minority character isn't portrayed in a snooty princess type way (think Hilary Banks from Fresh Prince), but more like Charlotte from Sex and the City. Usually, when minority females are portrayed as privileged (and that's when they are at all), it's a spoiled princess, rather than a finishing school educated lady.
BTW, you can check out my writing blog at http://writergal8.blogspot.com. The blog is mirrored on Amazon too
Just thought I'd let everyone know that I've been interviewed (not really about my book, but there's a plug about it :-))
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