Season 2 | Episode 9 • Brenda Vaca
Host & Guest
About This Episode
Self-publishing takes a toll on the indie author’s finances. Have you ever wondered how you’re going to pull off each step, from editing to cover and interior layout design? You can’t skimp in these areas. Not to cause anxiety because there are resources out there if you’re willing to get creative.
On today’s episode, Kathleen talks with Brenda Vaca, a poet, and creator of the indie publishing house Riot of Roses. When Brenda created her book (Riot of Roses), she turned to crowdsourcing, successfully funding the entire project using a Kickstarter campaign. Come along on this conversation, get to know Brenda and what she learned through the process, so you don’t have to.
About the Author
Brenda Vaca is a Xicana poet, author, and independent publisher from South Whittier CA. She earned her B.A. in English at U.C.Berkeley with a Minor in Creative Writing. Later she went on to graduate school in Berkeley earning a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Biblical Languages from the Pacific School of Religion and Graduate Theological Union. She served as an ordained Elder for the United Methodist Church working primarily in “Latinx” communities for 10 years until an interfaith pilgrimage to Central America in August 2015 altered the course of her life. Poetry and writing have been lifelong passions. Her work has appeared in Los Angeles Poet Society Press, Sims Library of Poetry, and enfleshed. Riot of Roses is her debut collection of poetry. She is also the founder of Riot of Roses Publishing House in 2021. You can find & follow her @iambrendavaca on Instagram and Riot of Roses on Facebook.
Order her book directly at: https://linktr.ee/brendavaca or wherever books are sold.
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