Monday, March 4, 2013
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: CORIN TELLADO
Born Maria del Socorro Tellado Lopez, Corin was the most prolific writer in all of Spain, which earned her a spot in the Guinness Book of Records for selling the most books written in Spanish.
Corin was a pioneer. A feminist before feminism was cool. She wrote about modern women. Her novels were set in the present and featured as much angst as romance. Maybe because she was a single mother of two and had no time for nonsense.
Her novels were sold in paperback form and as photonovels (think comic books but with much better art). Her novels were serialized for radio, television and magazines. In fact, for over three decades the Spanish magazine, Vanidades, featured a new full length romance novel from Corin Tellado every week. These magazines were distributed all over Spain and in Spanish-speaking countries, like Puerto Rico.
Recently, I discovered that Corin also wrote erotica under the name of Ada Miller. These were written in English and then translated into Spanish. Ironic, I know. I have to get ahold of those books and see how far ahead of the curve she was even in the erotica genre.
For more information about this amazing woman, visit www.corintellado.com.
What women are your role models?--mcf