Welcome to our new Web site. It’s been a year since we launched MCM Books. How time flies when you’re having fun.
In the last year we launched our first book, Balo’s War, A Novel About the Plan of San Diego, and have been on a whirlwind tour of South Texas holding book signings. We started in San Diego for the centennial celebration of the Plan of San Diego and went from there. We have been in Laredo, Hebbronville, San Antonio, Corpus Christi (twice), Mission, McAllen, Pharr, and Alice.
We have book signings scheduled in January in Mission and in February in Austin. We are in discussions for book presentations in Kingsville, Rio Grande City, Edinburg, and Falfurrias.
While we have enjoyed a whirlwind of activity with our initial publication, we are excited about what we have in the works. Our second book is scheduled for release in the Spring of 2016. It is an anthology of Spanish poetry written by my dad Servando Cardenas in the 1930s-1940s. We have titled the book La Voz de Amor as the poems all deal with love of some sort; romantic, familial, patriotic, spiritual, and cultural love.
Our third publication is scheduled for release in the Fall of 2016. Entitled Soy de Duval, The 19th Century History of Duval County, it is a compilation of my Soy de Duval blogs.
In the meantime, we invite you to visit our new Web site. An interesting feature of the new Web site is its header which depicts the flag of the Republic of the Rio Grande. This was a short-lived nation that included the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila. The area south of the Nueces was part of this new nation and subject to the flag, which bares a resemblance to the lone star of the Republic of Texas except that it had three stars representing the three states involved in the effort.
We have also partnered with Soy de Duval to open a bookstore that features books about Duval County and South Texas. The Soy de Duval Bookstore will include books available on Amazon and other book dealers, such as the one featured below. The bookstore is still a work in progress so we ask for your patience and invite you to return to visit it often to see what else it has to offer. If you are looking for a book on South Texas we invite you to shop with us first.