The Carina Press authors are “Getting In Character!”
Each week we will be asking this week’s release authors to tell us about their characters’ favorite movie/song/book!
Dynama, from Ruth Diaz’s female/female superhero romance Superheroes: Dynama
Dynama is TJ Gutierrez, a 29-year-old Latina who came into her superpowers at the age of fifteen. She is originally from Los Angeles, but went to college in Washington DC and now lives in Trade City on the eastern seaboard. She joined the Superheroes Union when she was eighteen and really intends to save the world, whether that’s with her telekinetic powers or in her day job working for the State Department as a research analyst.
TJ feels strongly about her Mexican-American heritage and has never quite forgiven her parents for raising her and her sisters in in English-only household. She is a supporter of equal rights for all, a feminist, and a believer in multiculturalism. She’s one of the new, young superheroes who never really worked in the old system, predating the Superheroes Union, and a profound supporter of unionization.
Dynama recommends Bless Me Ultima, by Rodolfo Anaya. It’s a great book with a strong voice, and when being a superheroine starts to feel like an uphill battle, it helps remind her that the most ordinary things can be terrifying and beautiful, and the world really is a magical place. -Ruth Diaz