Profile: Cynthia (Cina) Pelayo

Cynthia (Cina) Pelayo is the author of LoteriaSanta MuerteThe Missing, Poems of My Night and the upcoming Children of Chicago to be released by Agora/Polis Books in 2021.

She is an International Latino Book Award winning author and an Elgin Award nominee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, a Master of Science in Marketing, a Master of Fine Arts in Writing, and is a Psychology Doctoral candidate. She lives in Chicago with her family.

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Most Recently Published Work (as of August 2020)

Please see our special post featuring Cina’s latest poetry collection “Into The Forest And All the Way Through”

Other Recently Published Work (as of August 2020)

The Mexican board game of Lotería is a game of chance. It is similar to our American bingo. However, in Loteria instead of matching up numbers on a game board, players match up images.

There are 54 cards in the Lotería game, and for this short story collection you will find one unique story per card based on a Latin American myth, folklore, superstition, or belief – with a slant towards the paranormal and horrific. In this deck of cards you will find murderers, ghosts, goblins and ghouls. This collection features creatures and monsters, vampires and werewolves and many of these legends existed in the Americas long before their European counterparts.

Many of these stories have been passed over time throughout the Americas, and many have been passed via word of mouth, just like the tales the Brothers Grimm collected. These are indeed fairy tales, but with a much more terrible little slant. Published by Burial Day Books.

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