Reyna Grande garnered critical acclaim and awards for her first two novels.
Then she turned her focus on herself for a memoir about her illegal immigration to the United States as a child, The Distance Between Us. She is now a U.S. citizen, beneficiary of an amnesty program.
The book will be re-released in an edition for younger readers this fall, long after her appearance this weekend at Northwest Women Writers Symposium events in Eugene.
She visits with details of her life and her work.