What Matters Most: https://player.fm/series/what-matters-most-2215002/barbara-mujica-1049

Day Drinking with Authors: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/b%C3%A1rbara-mujica-miss-del-rio-and-pisco-sours/id1530442046?i=1000585346154 

New Books in Historical Fiction: https://newbooksnetwork.com/miss-del-r%C3%ADo

Network TV, Justice in America: https://soundcloud.com/insiderexclusive/interview-with-barbara-mujica




People en Español: https://peopleenespanol.com/estilo-de-vida/barbara-mujica-presenta-libro-miss-del-rio-novela-sobre-dolores-del-rio/ 

The Historical Novel Society: https://historicalnovelsociety.org/the-birth-of-the-latina-film-star-miss-del-rio-by-barbara-mujica/ “Mujica captures Dolores’s charm and determination to succeed despite uncertain circumstances”

The Gloss Book Club: https://theglossbookclub.com/interview-with-barbara-mujica/ 

Milenio (in Spanish): https://www.milenio.com/cultura/libro-hermana-frida-barbara-mujica-cumple-20-anos 

Milenio (in Spanish): https://amp.milenio.com/cultura/jalisco-barbara-mujica-novela-miss-rio

Thoughts from a Page: https://www.thoughtsfromapage.com/interview-with-barbara-mujica-miss-del-rio/ 

Bethesda Magazine:

The Georgetown Hoya: https://thehoya.com/miss-del-rio-a-life-that-glitters-despite-adversity/

Deborah Kalb Q & A’s with Authors:

Atmosphere Press: https://atmospherepress.com/interview-with-barbara-mujica/

Qué Leer (in Spanish): https://www.que-leer.com/2023/10/18/barbara-mujica-la-manera-mas-eficaz-de-que-los-estudiantes-entendieran-el-barroco-es-el-arte/ 




Library Journal: https://www.libraryjournal.com/review/miss-del-ro-a-novel-of-dolores-del-ro-the-first-major-latina-star-in-hollywood-1791995

Booklist: https://www.booklistonline.com/Miss-Del-Rio/pid=9765289#.YxDtzxcWUtM

Shereads: https://shereads.com/best-historical-fiction-coming-in-fall-2022/

Buzzfeed: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tomiobaro/new-books-out-this-fall-celeste-ng-taylor-jenkins-reid “This incredible novel spans decades and spins its tale with glamour and heart.”

Bookish: “18 Books to Read this Latine Heritage Month and Beyond.” https://bookish.netgalley.com/must-reads/09/2022/latine-books-authors-2022-releases/.

Milenio (in Spanish) https://www.milenio.com/opinion/israel-rolon-barada/columna-israel-rolon-barada/barbara-mujica-cuando-el-intelecto-y-la-ficcion-se-reunen 

Biblio Lifestyles’ best historical fiction picks for the fall: https://bibliolifestyle.com/best-fall-2022-historical-fiction-books/

Book Reporter: https://www.bookreporter.com/reviews/miss-del-rio “Readers get a wonderfully full and complete look at the life of this groundbreaking actress in a tome that reads like a literary melting pot, filled with the history of film, women in the 20th century, the life of immigrants pre-WWII, and all sorts of lively romantic escapades with famous and not-so-famous men. Her life is rich and exciting, and MISS DEL RÍO does true justice to this beautiful lady’s experiences and talents.”

Washington Independent Review of Books: https://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/index.php/bookreview/miss-del-rio-a-novel-of-dolores-del-rio-the-first-major-latina-star-in-hollywood “Miss del Río is well worth reading for the way Mujica captures the history of Mexico and Hollywood (especially the transition from silent films to talkies), and for her insight into how racism infiltrates the worlds of rich and poor alike.”

Library Journal: “Best Pop Fiction of 2022” “This dazzling look at a groundbreaking star shines.” https://www.libraryjournal.com/story/Best%20of/Best-Pop-Fiction-of-2022,

Washington Post: “Mujica serves up an alluring portrait of the dazzling del Río.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2022/12/17/best-recent-historical-fiction/


Public Appearances


History Book Festival

Epigraph Literary Festival

  • Festival dates: September 22nd – 24th, 2022.
  • Website: epigraphlitfest.com
  • Free ticket registration closes on Wednesday, September 21st.


Politics and Prose


Georgetown University

  • November 4, 2022, 4 p.m. ICC Auditorium.
  • Reading and book signing


The Writers Center


Georgetown University


Tuscan Village Clubhouse

  • Wednesday, April 12, from 1:30-3:30.
  • Lakewood, TX


Lake Travis Community Library



Gaithersburg Book Festival


Printers Row Book Fest in Chicago

  • September 9, 2023, 2:30 p.m.
  • Website: http://printersrowlitfest.org/
  • West Polk, just west of S. Federal Street, Chicago, IL
  • Many of America’s best writers, such as Joyce Carol Oates and John Irving, have spoken at this book festival.


History Book Festival



“Dolores del Río bursts to life in this vivid, well-researched portrayal of her life during Hollywood’s golden era. Her iconic feline elegance and brash spirit dominates every page, but it’s her defiance to live life on her own terms that sets her apart–and what an extraordinary life she led.”

C.W. Gortner, author of Marlene. 


“Bárbara Mujica dazzles us once again, this time telling the story of another great Mexican woman, movie star Dolores del Río. She takes us on a journey through an era of wars and movies, and unforgettable characters that made Hollywood what it is today.”

María Amparo Escandón, author of L.A. Weather

Miss del Rio