Interlex CEO selected as #1 Among the 2015 Top Ten “New” Latino Authors to Watch and Read
Award joins recent First Place wins from The International Latino Book Awards
SAN ANTONIO, TX (Nov 2014) –LatinoStories.com recently selected award-winning author Rudy Ruiz as #1 among the Top Ten “New” Latino Authors to Watch and Read in 2015. This summer, Ruiz’s book, Seven For The Revolution, received First Place in Best Popular Fiction and the Mariposa Award for Best First Book – Fiction at the 2014 International Latino Book Awards. The book also won Second Place for Most Inspirational Fiction Book and Honorable Mention for Best Cover at the same ceremony hosted at the American Library Association’s annual convention in Las Vegas.
“I’m grateful to be acknowledged among such a distinguished group of fellow writers,” Ruiz said. “I’m hopeful that this recognition encourages more people to read Seven for the Revolution and get inspired to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform, which our country desperately needs.”
Immigration, civil rights, public health, and access to technology and education are among the issues Ruiz has long advocated for on behalf of multicultural and traditionally underserved audiences as the CEO of Interlex Communications, one of the nation’s leading advocacy and cause marketing agencies.
The prestigious recognitions for both author and book by LatinoStories.com and The International Latino Book Awards provide great motivation to Ruiz as he continues his advocacy work, and puts the finishing touches on his upcoming novel.
About Seven For The Revolution
Inspired by his upbringing by Mexican immigrant parents, and his career dedicated to public policy concerning Latinos and their place in America, Ruiz penned his fiction debut, Seven for the Revolution. Through seven fictional humanizing stories, this collection of short fiction from the past, present and future gives readers of all backgrounds a deeper and more empathetic understanding of the Latino immigrant experience in America. Ruiz challenges readers to rethink their views and prioritize the need for comprehensive immigration reform.
Seven for the Revolution may be found under ISBN 978-0-9844345-0-3. Sold in soft and hardcover, the book is available online and in retail bookstores. To learn more about LatinoStories.com and to view the Top Ten List of “New” Latino Authors to Watch and Read, click on: http://latinostories.com/Top_Ten_Lists/top_10_authors.htm.
The son and grandson of immigrants, Rudy Ruiz has lived the American Dream. Born and raised along the border, he did not speak English until he entered school at the age of 5. He went on to earn both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at Harvard University. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Interlex Communications, he has helped build one of the nation’s leading advocacy, cause-related and corporate social marketing agencies while focusing exclusively on making a positive impact in the lives of diverse audiences. His endeavors as a social entrepreneur have garnered numerous accolades, including membership in the Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest growing companies in America and myriad creative awards for branding and behavior change campaigns.
Ruiz’s previous published works include ¡Adelante! (Random House Español, 2003) and Going Hungry (Anchor Vintage, 2008). Additionally, his columns have appeared regularly on CNN.com, major newspapers including the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Houston Chronicle, and RedBrownandBlue.com, a site he founded to feature multicultural perspectives on mainstream issues.
Hailed as “a cultural visionary”, Ruiz has been recognized both as a voice of reason within a highly polarized political climate as well as an advocate for immigrants and immigration reform as essential to the sustainability of America’s values and prosperity. Additional information about the author may be found at www.rudyruiz.com. Additional information about Interlex can be found at www.interlexusa.com .