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Kathy Cano-Murillo

Kathy Cano-Murillo is an author, artist and founder of the award-winning brand, CraftyChica. She spreads the gospel of glitter – literally through her DIY projects and figuratively through her speeches, workshops, books and essays. A former syndicated columnist for The Arizona Republic, she is now a full-time creative entrepreneur, which has led to multiple CraftyChica mass retail product lines and collaborations with Coca-Cola, HSN, HP, Disney and many others. She has authored seven craft books, two novels and recently "Forever Frida," a book about Frida Kahlo. She has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed+ and more. Kathy is Mexican-American, a native Phoenician, a mom of two, a wife and owner of three Chihuahuas.

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Forever Frida: A Celebration of the Life, Art, Loves, Words, and Style of Frida Kahlo
Nuestras Raices
Adams Media
July 2019
ISBN 9781507210116
160 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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Revel in the enduring legacy of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo—from the self-portraits, to the flower crown, to her iconic eyebrows—with this fun and commemorative book! With her colorful style, dramatic self-portraits, hardscrabble backstory, and verve for life, Frida Kahlo remains a modern icon, captivating and inspiring artists, feminists, and art lovers more than sixty years after her death. More/less

Rubina Chinchada and the Enchanted Dresser: A Day of the Dead Novelita
Nuestras Raices
Independently published
October 2018
ISBN 9781729016213
32 pages
$5.49, INSTOCK
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A Day of the Dead love story for anyone who loves romance, crafts, and a dash of chills for the season! One crisp Phoenix Halloween morning, the artful Rubina Chinchada rescues the perfect vintage vanity dresser from the jaws of bulk trash collection. More/less

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