You may notice a few changes to my website. Here's what's changing and the exciting reasons why:
They Only Eat Their Husbands—My memoir will be re-released in the spring with my fantastic new publisher, Conundrum Press! I'm excited about creating a new relationship with a press dedicated to supporting Rocky Mountain authors and providing readers with provocative, thoughtful literature in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. I also can't wait for Kindle and Nook readers to be able to download a copy!
Tortillas from the Chungking Café—I've embarked in earnest on the daunting but exciting task of completing my novel. Tortillas from the Chungking Café is the story of a family of Mexican-Chinese immigrants that loses everything in two revolutions, and then must fight for a home in a world that doesn't want them. It's a sweeping saga, and until now I've spread my energy a bit too far and wide to give it the focus it deserves. So I'm creating a more targeted approach to my life's work as a writer, editor, and coach. One way I'm doing that is consolidating my three websites into one cohesive whole.
My Blog—I'm continuing my blog in the spirit of Girls Trek Too, but changing the name to just...me. While I'll continue to write about travel and the spirit of adventure, and encourage guest bloggers to do the same, I'll also focus on a broader range of ideas, stories, essays, and commentary around my writing life. Writing the in-depth travel stories I love to share can be time-consuming, and I hope you'll appreciate that I plan focusing more of that time on creating a novel you'll find exciting and meaningful!
Writing Coach, Editor, Ghostwriter—Did you know I offer these professional services? Whatever your project or dream, please check out my Services page, and drop me a line to discover how I can assist you in achieving your writing goals. I can provide as much or as little assistance as you would like, whether through coaching you to do it yourself, providing editing or evaluation services, or giving you a ghostwriting boost if you need more of a helping hand. If you're ready to write the story that's waiting inside you, I have the experience, skill, and passion to support you!
Thank you for supporting books!
"I've read many memoirs, but it's rare when an author really opens up and divulges her innermost insecurities. Cara Lopez Lee never leaves a question unanswered and brings the reader right into her roller coaster world of abandonment, commitment phobic/alcoholic boyfriends, and her colorful surroundings...No matter your background, you'll be able to take something from this book, whether it's how to stand up for yourself, how to steer clear of an unhealthy relationship, how to trust your instincts, or how to live according to your rules."
—Susan Blumberg-Kason, author of the memoir Good Chinese Wife (Sourcebooks, Spring 2014)
"I loved Cara Lopez Lee's memoir. The characters are as well drawn as those in novels, the relationship dynamics fascinating, and the journey of self-discovery very satisfying. I don't know how she came up with the book's structure—very risky—but it definitely works. The voice in the memoir is charming and honest, without being cloying or precious. It's a voice you definitely want to spend time with."
—Barbara Wright, author of the novel Plain Language (Touchstone), winner of a Spur award from the Western Writers of America
At 26, after a lover threatens to shoot her, Cara runs away to Alaska. During her nine years in the Last Frontier, she lands in a love triangle with two alcoholics: a paraglider pilot obsessed with danger and a martial artist obsessed with death. At 35, sick of addicts, Cara runs again, to backpack around the world alone.
Cara Lopez Lee, author of They Only Eat Their Husbands, discusses writing, relationships, and personal growth with Denver arts-and-entertainment aficionado Megan Golliday: