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‘Coco’ Author to Write Another Book Based in Corpus Christi

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Corpus Christi native Diana Lopez had the opportunity to adapt the popular Pixar film “Coco” into a middle-grade novel called “Coco: A Story About Music, Shoes, and Family.” On her website, Lopez writes, “As my favorite dicho says, ‘los amigos mejores son libros,’ which means ‘books are your best friends.’ I truly believe this. Whenever I need company, I open a book and there they are—new friends, old friends, friends I love to hate, and friends I love to love.”

Now, the Caller Times writes that this successful Texas author is focused on a new book set in Corpus Christi called “Lucky Luna.” It will convey the story of a 10th-grade English-speaker and her relationship with her grandmother who only speaks Spanish.

If you’re familiar with Lopez’s work, you might know that she already has a book set in Corpus Christi called “Confetti Girl” that tackles the difficult topic of the death of a young girl. Lopez told the news that she revels in choosing her hometown as the setting of her work. “I really like to bring awareness to Corpus as a Texas city, because a lot of people, when they hear Texas they think Houston, they think Austin, they think San Antonio, Dallas. Corpus is kind of like a step-child city. But, it’s such a beautiful city. And, I love to bring in the coastal scenes, you know the ‘Sparkling City by the Sea.’ ”

The cover of “Lucky Luna” will be unveiled in February, and the book’s release is slated to take place in August.