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Meet I.L. Cruz

I.L. Cruz wants to live in a world where words are chosen with care, shoes are as comfy as socks, and reading time is sacred.

I.L. Cruz decided to make writing her full-time career during the economic downturn in 2008. Since then she’s used her BA in International Relations to sow political intrigue in her fantasy worlds and her MA in history to strive for the perfect prologue. When she’s not engaged in this mad profession she indulges her wanderlust as often as possible, watches too much sci-fi, and reads until her eyes cross. She lives in Maryland with her husband, daughter, and a sun-seeking super mutt named Dipper.

As a child I spent part of my summer at my great aunt’s house in Puerto Rico every year. When I was left to my own devices, I would sit in her front yard under the expansive tree with bright red flowers and massive seed pods that made music when I shook them. I sheltered from the sun under its bows and created little stories that I whispered only to the tree. The tree was the Flamboyan, but it’s also known as flame of the forest or flame tree. When it came time to name my imprint, which would feature Latina protagonists, I wanted it to feel like a cherished memory. That’s how Bosky Flame Press was born.


Fourth Friday for Fantasy Foodies

Some of the recipes my characters crave depending on their moods and situations.

Fantasy Foodie Hangouts

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Do you remember the first time you wanted to spend time in a place that didn’t exist? I do. I wanted to spend afternoons sampling confections in Willy Wonka’s Great Room. I imagined moving from section to section each day…

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Alice’s Adventures in Food Land

alice in wonderland drawing

I’ve always been fascinated by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It’s absurd in the best way, like a Douglas Adams book. My favorite part about it was the food. Food played such a huge role in the story. In my opinion,…

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