Coming Soon from FlowerSong Press:
CANDLELIGHT BRIDGE, A Novel
Cara Lopez Lee grew up with her Mexican-Chinese grandma, and Candlelight Bridge is inspired by the family stories her grandma used to tell: long-ago tales of two Mexican sisters and a Chinese patriarch, of an unlikely immigrant family and its forbidden secrets, of Old El Paso and the ghosts of America’s borderlands.
“I really believe in this novel.”
—Edward Vidaurre, Editor, FlowerSong Press
Behind the Story:
About FlowerSong Press
“We are literary, lyrical, and boundless, and we welcome allies that understand and join in the voice of people of color and our struggle, truth, and hope.”
Follow Cara’s Newsletter for updates, events, & the inside story on Candlelight Bridge!
They Only Eat Their Husbands
Love, Travel, and the Power of Running Away
This memoir recounts one woman’s journey to self-discovery with dazzling honesty and humor, taking readers with her on a year-long trek through China, Nepal, Thailand, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Ireland, with reflections on her nine years in Alaska.
Cara, The Storyteller
“Telling true personal stories is the most powerful force for good I’ve found. The more we share our stories, the more we recognize our common humanity, the beauty in our differences, and the community we all yearn for. For me, storytelling is a path to kindness, which is the path to peace.” —Cara Lopez Lee
Cara is a winner of The Moth StorySLAM, and a featured performer for many live personal storytelling shows, including Strong Words, RISK!, Unheard L.A., Storytellers Project, and Turbine Arts Collective. You’ll find her most anticipated shows on her Events Page, but to keep up with all her events, please follow @CaraLopezLee on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter.
Cara’s Storytelling Videos, Published Writing, and Thoughts
I’m excited to announce FlowerSong Press has signed an agreement to publish my historical novel, Candlelight Bridge! I grew up with my Mexican-Chinese grandma and Candlelight Bridge is my reimagining of her family history, a fascinating saga that bridges continents, cultures, and the lives of two unlikely partners. Please check out the video below to see why you won’t want to miss Candlelight Bridge. Then follow my newsletter for the latest on the release date, book events, and stories behind the book!
Thank you for supporting stories!
You’re Hired! Along with your paycheck and experience, you’ll take home jaw-dropping stories of life in the workplace. If you’re in Boston, come watch Cara and five other storytellers share their stories with a live studio audience in this episode of Stories From the Stage. This show is popular on PBS, but you can only order tickets from GBH!
Artists Standing Strong Together
Adults Only Stories
Live on Zoom
Free registration here
Put the kids to bed and enjoy an evening of stories made for adult ears! These stories are not gross or graphic—they’re just not for little pitchers with big ears.
Ojai Storytelling Festival
Story Slam & Live Music
Ojai Art Center
113 Montgomery St, Ojai
Tickets: $30 (adults), $25 (seniors), $20 (kids 12 & up), buy here
Cara Lopez Lee is one of six finalists chosen to perform at the 22nd annual Ojai Storytelling Festival in the festival’s first-ever Story Slam!