Here’s a nice photo from a Christmas party I attended here in Key West the other night. Our congresswoman, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was there and I presented her with a copy of my novel, The Ghosts Of Havana. She’s a big crime fiction fan, and more importantly, she’s a Cuban-American and the leading voice in the US Congress on America’s Cuba policy. She’s a conservative Republican, but here in the liberal Keys, we love her. And with good reason. She’s tackled the issues that are important to us down here, and gone to bat for us on these issues, even if it meant going against conservative orthodoxy.
In any case, I hope she likes the book.
Rock on, Ileana!
If you look carefully over my right shoulder, you can spot another Ileana, although this one is spelled Yleana, also a Cubana. My lady, Yleana Vural. She’s in a white dress and she appears to be checking out another woman’s shoes. Two Yleanas in one photo! The room is spinning!
Rock on, Yleana!