Phillippe Diederich was born in the Dominican Republic and was raised in Mexico City and Miami. His parents were forced out of Haiti by the dictatorship of Papa Doc Duvalier in 1963. As a photojournalist, Diederich has traveled extensively through Mexico and witnessed the terrible tragedies of the Drug Wars.
He recently wrote a YA novel, Playing for the Devil's Fire. I wrote a review of this intriguing book over at Rich in Color. I was also fortunate enough to be able to interview him over at Rich in Color. His photography experience seems to help him tell a story that is easy to visualize.
Aug 31: My review at Rich in Color
Sept 1: The Pirate Tree review & interview
Sept 4: Guest Post for Clear Eyes, Full Shelves
Sept 5: Review, The Brain Lair
Sept 6: Rich in Color author interview & book giveaway
September 7: Edi Campbell CrazyquiltEdi review
September 8: Anastasia Suen, #KidLitBookoftheda
Sept 9: Guest Post, The Brain Lair
Sept. 12 Linda Washington
Sept. 13 Excerpt, review, and guest post at Mom Read It