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Carmen Maria Montiel, a Houston-based author who recently released her memoir titled Stolen Identity: A Story of Love, Violence and Liberation. Carmen is a Venezuelan-born journalist, author and activist who spent the early part of her life competing in pageants across the globe. In 1984, Montiel was crowned Miss Venezuela, Miss South America and was second runner-up in Miss Universe. After moving to the United States and earning her degree in journalism, Carmen moved to Houston and began working at Telemundo.
Stolen Identity was released in July 2020 and focuses on the domestic abuse Montiel endured throughout her 25-year marriage. She takes the reader through the trials and tribulations she faced and how she overcame them.
Join us for shopping, champagne and a socially distanced meet and greet and book signing with Carmen! Due to limited space, please RSVP to [email protected]