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Monday, September 14, 2020

Latin Flavors Blog Hop


Latin Flavors Blogfest

Today we're celebrating the release of my new book, Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure! As part of the festivities, we're doing a Latin Flavors blog hop. Participants will share their favorite Latin-inspired recipes.  



Prompt: What is your favorite Latin-flavor recipe?

Chicken Tortilla Soup!

You can get the printable recipe here.

What's your favorite Latin flavored recipe?




Page Count: 96 

Digital Price: 3.99 
Print Price: 7.95



Amazon/ Barnes and Noble


Smashwords, Kobo


Amazon UK/ Amazon CA


BLURB: An Ancient Mayan civilization!


That’s what Bubba and Squirt find when they travel through the mysterious vortex for another wild adventure. There they meet archeologists who are unearthing priceless artifacts.


But someone is stealing them. And an encounter with the Tate Duende awakens magic within Bubba. Throw in the mysterious Alux and a new discovery and things get sticky.


Will Bubba and Squirt solve the mystery, or will they be stuck forever in the jungles of Belize?



About the Author: Sherry Ellis is an award-winning author and professional musician who plays and teaches the violin, viola, and piano. When she is not writing or engaged in musical activities, she can be found doing household chores, hiking, or exploring the world. Ellis has previously published, Bubba and Squirt’s Big Dig to China; Don’t Feed the Elephant; Ten Zany Birds; That Mama is a Grouch; and That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN. Ellis lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


Author Links:

Website / Blog / Goodreads

Facebook / Twitter / Amazon


If you'd like to be part of the fun, please visit these bloggers. And if you'd like to participate, feel free to sign up!

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to those who signed up!

One more thing:  I'm on tour through Mason Canyon Book Tours until October 14th. The schedule is listed here.  Please stop by for chances to win a free autographed copy of Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure!


  1. That sounds like a good soup to try.
    Congratulations on your big release tomorrow!

  2. The recipe from your book - of course!

    Big day tomorrow and we get to share another Bubba & Squirt adventure with the world.

    1. Yay! I haven't kept track of sales, but at the end of the day on the 15th, it was number 37 in Latin American Folktales. That's pretty good!

  3. The sounds like a great soup!

  4. Sounds like a great recipe. Congrats on your new book!

  5. Brava for the new book. It deserves more than a Taco.
    My favorite latin food is one I became fond of in Argentina, called Dulce De Leche. There are decent recipes on the inter-webs, though I confess I haven't made it at home.

    1. I think I've had that. It's a desert, right? From what I remember, it was good!

  6. I bet there are nasty bugs in the jungles of Belize...

    1. Yes, there are. The mosquitos feasted on me when I was there.

  7. Congrats on the release. I'm not a fan of Latin-flavored anything, so no fave recipe. I bet there'll be a lot of good ones going around today, though.

    1. I saw quite a few good ones that I will have to try!

  8. Hi, Sherry!

    I am very happy for you, dear friend! Congratulations on getting your latest Bubba & Squirt adventure book into the marketplace. I wish you much success with it.

    I clicked to enlarge that picture of chicken tortilla soup. It looks delicious! I asked Mrs. Shady to name a Latin flavored dish she prepared that she knows I loved. She reminded me of the fish tacos she recently made. I also recall going to a Mexican restaurant and savoring whitefish served on a stand.

    Enjoy this exciting week, dear friend Sherry!

    1. Thank you! I realized after I originally posted this, that the link to the recipe wasn't working. I fixed that. So if you revisit and you want the recipe, you can get it.

      Enjoy your week as well!

  9. Congrats on the new release!

    Can't say I've ever even tried such flavors.

    1. Yep. Canada is a bit further removed from Latin America, so it's probably not seen on menus much.

  10. Congratulations Sherry on your new book, I'm sure it will be a huge success. Good luck.


  11. I remember eating in a local restaurant in Tegucigalpa, Honduras where the meal was essentially boiled yucca root and fried fatback. I don't remember what it was called but it was filling even if not the most healthy meal I'd eaten.

    Congratulations on your book--another to send to a grandchild!

    1. Boiled yucca root and fried fatback. Was it good?

      Thanks for getting the book for your grandchild! I hope he/she enjoys it!

  12. Congratulations, Sherry!
    I just ordered my copy from Amazon. Can't wait to gift it to my grandson for Christmas.

  13. A dish i'm sure Mr T would enjoy. Best wishes for the book, I'll be sure to give it a shout on my FB and IG pages.

  14. Congratulation for your new book....
    Chicken Tortilla Soup look so appealing...yummy

  15. Congrats on the release of your new book! I hope Bubba and Squirt share lots more adventures in the years to come. Your series is a definite winner!

    That chicken tortilla soup sounds yummy. One of my favorite Latin-type food is quesadillas filled with shrimp, spinach, mushrooms, pickled red onions, and lots of cheese. Deliciously decadent!

    Take care, and have a super weekend.

  16. Today is a good soup day and this sounds delicious!

    So excited for you on your latest release. Looking forward to sharing Bubba and Squirt with my blog readers and joining the fun!

    Best of luck!

  17. Congratulations on your book exciting.

    I love a good soup this time of year.

  18. Looks like a great new book. I love the idea of using foods from the area to promote your book. Empanadas are definitely my favorite of those foods.

    I am excited for the upcoming YA scavenger book hunt (YASH), and for the Pass or Pages query contest at Operation Awesome with the YA category this October. I hope you've been staying healthy and thriving as best as you can this year. Having a new book out certainly seems like a great tribute to the year!

    - J