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Old Town Gift Company to Host Series of Book Signings in 2015

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Raquel Perez is an American of Mexican descent and has identified with Hispanic literature since childhood.

Raquel Perez is an American of Mexican descent and has identified with Hispanic literature since childhood.

Old Town Gift Co., one of 19 shops in the Fiesta de Reyes courtyard in Old Town, will host a series of book-signing events this year, featuring author and native San Diegan Raquel Perez. The first event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, February 21, and Perez will be signing her historical profile of San Diego called “Legends of the Californios; Nana’s Stories of our Family Roots.”

A descendent of the original settlers of the pueblo in San Diego, Perez was inspired by the history of her birthplace to write a fictional collection of stories that capture the culture of her ancestors. In Legends of the Californios, Perez takes one on a journey through time. The three legends, set in different time periods throughout California history, are filled with vengeance, lust, betrayal, love, heartache and grief. Perez’s stories weave through twists and turns with mysteriously scary happenings and outcomes that are not expected.

The event will be held in the front of the Old Town Gift Co. store, 2754 Calhoun Street in San Diego. Perez will be discussing what inspired her characters, settings and stories. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Raquel Perez is an American of Mexican descent and has identified with Hispanic literature since childhood. She is a member of the San Diego History Center and The Writer’s Center. She has combined her love of Hispanic literature and California history in her first compilation of stories. She lives in San Diego with her husband and three children.

Admission to the event is free. For more information, call 619-252-8282.

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