Join Restless Books in Supporting Relief Efforts for Puerto Rico and Mexico

Patricia Elzie-Tuttle

Contributing Editor

Patricia Elzie-Tuttle is a writer, podcaster, librarian, and information fanatic who appreciates potatoes in every single one of their beautiful iterations. Patricia earned a B.A. in Creative Writing and Musical Theatre from the University of Southern California and an MLIS from San Jose State University. Her weekly newsletter, Enthusiastic Encouragement & Dubious Advice offers self-improvement and mental health advice, essays, and resources that pull from her experience as a queer, Black, & Filipina person existing in the world. She is also doing the same on the Enthusiastic Encouragement & Dubious Advice Podcast. More of her written work can also be found in Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy edited by Kelly Jensen, and, if you’re feeling spicy, in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 4 edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Patricia has been a Book Riot contributor since 2016 and is currently co-host of the All the Books! podcast and one of the weekly writers of the Read This Book newsletter. She lives in Oakland, CA on unceded Ohlone land with her wife and a positively alarming amount of books. Find her on her Instagram, Bluesky, and LinkTree.

Mexico has been devastated by a 7.1 earthquake with a death toll of 324 and still many people missing. The island of Puerto Rico, with a population over 3.4 million, was ravaged by hurricane Maria. The hurricane left crippling damage, including the island being without power.

Restless Books is an independent, nonprofit publisher which focuses on amplifying voices from all over the globe and from now through the end of September they are donating $5 for every book written by one of their Mexican or Puerto Rican authors purchased from their website. This includes pre-orders for The Wild Book, by Juan Villoro, the first title in their new imprint for young readers. Other authors featured are Carlos Fonseca, Carlos Velázquez, and Jorge Zepeda Patterson.

Purchases must be made via the Restless Books website. Proceeds will be distributed to Topos and Direct Relief (Mexico) and ConPRmetidos (Puerto Rico).