Susan McKinney De Ortega | Fllirting in Spanish | MemoirJacob Monty | Gringos' GuideThe Novel In You by Rosalind Brackenbury
Gabriela Popa, author, Kafka's House, reviews Key West Story:

...As I was reading it, I saw Key West Story not only as a book telling us an amazing story about Key West, the place where most everyone "had too much sun and rum," but also as a book carrying a deeply profound message about the writing life, about the writer's mission and the mistakes that can be fatal to a writer's career. A book about writer's responsibility to stay true to The Code, as Hemingway advises:

"We're all writers, Conman, limning a faint sketch across the surface of the earth. Some of us will write books that will end up in the libraries for a few years before they rot or burn. But if you can write a story that's true and honest without bull****ing yourself or anyone else, maybe that's worth something fleeting. And if it's good enough it will last as long as there are human beings. Hold to The Code, Conman..."

Read the review here...
James Tipton reviews Flirting in Spanish for Mexconnect magazine:

Flirting in Spanish is not a "how-to-do-it" book. It is the true story of Susan McKinney, the 33-year-old daughter of former NBA coach Jack McKinney, who moved to Mexico to write, but soon met and "fell hopelessly and utterly in love" with Carlos, a poor Mexican teenager. longer "The Coach's daughter cruising the streets of Portland, Oregon on the back of a convertible showered with confetti and roses after the Trailblazers won the NBA championship. Now I was the Girl Who Took her Clothes off for Five Dollars an hour," modeling in the nude for three hours a session twice a week. To supplement that meagre but easy-earned income, Susan began teaching English "a few hours a week for less than minimum wage."

She lived, incidentally, in a casita "owned by the people who'd written A People's Guide to Mexico," a perennially popular book with readers of Mexconnect. Read the review here...
"Essential reading for every employer in the US working with Spanish speaking employees. A couple hours reading can give you the knowledge that it took me 30 years to learn - the hard way. A must read for human resource managers." --Mark Smoky Heuston, HR Director, Dakota Provisions

Jacob Monty, a Mexican American attorney based in Houston, Texas, delivers a practical and insightful, step by step guide to understanding the cultural nuances of Latinos, such as; humor, machismo, holidays, and family traditions, all of which factor into the successful integration of Hispanic workforces. In plain English, he presents the issues employers and management need to know: immigration, unionization, pay, vacation and more—including the surprising details of Monty’s own undercover experience as an illegal immigrant worker.

"Lively and charming and very helpful...more accessible to me than a number of books on writing that I know" - Ann L. McLaughlin, The Writers' Center, Washington D.C.

"Full of energy, brio and passion" - Galen Williams, founder, "Poets and Writers"

Read more here...


Recent guest blog posts and interviews from Antaeus authors:

Would Hemingway Tweet? Read the  San Francisco Book Review article by Rick Skwiot.

Rick Skwiot interview by Allie Baker on The Hemingway Project blog (Key West Story | An Interview with Rick Skwiot)

Susan McKinney De Ortega guest blog post on San Francisco Book Review  (Stop! In the Name of Editing: Why Self-Publishers Should Resist the Urge to Push the Submit Button)

Rick Skwiot’s Key West Story reviewed by Florida Keys Girl