Thursday, April 06, 2023

Alisa Lynn Valdés's "Hollow Beasts," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: Hollow Beasts (Jodi Luna) by Alisa Lynn Valdés.

About the book, from the publisher:
My novel Hollow Beasts is the first book in a suspense/crime series centered around Jodi Luna, a middle aged Latina game warden in northern New Mexico. (For a simple shorthand, she’s my Walt Longmire or Joe Pickett.)

Jodi comes to the job of game warden at age 45, as the oldest rookie conservation officer ever hired by the New Mexico Fish & Wildlife Department, after a long career as a nature poet and poetry professor.

Jodi is in love with the wilderness and all the things that live out there, and heartbroken by the way humanity has exploited and disregarded nature. In the era of climate change, she decided nature needs more than poetry; it needs warriors.

That said, Jodi is not the usual environmental activist stereotype. She’s a proud hunter. She loves fly fishing. She is a genuine conservationist who despises nothing more than animal poaching and trophy hunting. She does not fit the stereotype of an American outdoorsman or conservationist, either, in that she is a woman of color.

Jodi is complicated and nuanced, intelligent, furious and layered. She’s the hero...[read on]
Visit Alisa Lynn Valdés's website.

My Book, The Movie: Hollow Beasts.

--Marshal Zeringue