NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — HarperCollins Español announces it has acquired rights to publish the book “Her Name Was Dolores” by entertainment mogul Pete Salgado and Gabriel Vázquez. This book was the inspiration for the upcoming Univision’s TV series under the same title. It covers Salgado’s experiences while working alongside with the successful Mexican-American star, Jenni Rivera, revealing shocking events on the months prior to the fateful air crash that took her life in the northern sierras of Mexico.
As an expert in the Entertainment industry, Rivera’s former manager possesses unique insights on «La Diva de la Banda» which he acquired working by her side for almost ten years, helping her to settle many of her successful contracts. This strong relationship turned Pete into the singer’s confidant, who shared with him personal issues, which she never told anyone else. In “Her Name Was Dolores, The Jenn I Knew” – Salgado and Vázquez deal with the details and events until now, unknown to the public: betrayals and sorrows that Jenni Rivera faced by close and dear people for the very first time are exposed in the pages of this book.
“Her Name Was Dolores” is a window into the life and death of one of the most recognized and successful Banda and Ranchero artists in history. The authors discuss personal issues that affected Jenni’s life, as well as Chiquis’ (her daughter) and Esteban’s (her husband). They help their readers understand some of Jenni’s postings on social media, and disclose some of the characters in her life, whose identities were unknown until now. Likewise, they reveal the true, beautiful but complex and nontraditional mother-to-daughter relationship with Chiquis. Salgado and Vázquez unveil for their readers the true Dolores Janney Rivera, allowing the heart of the woman, mother and philanthropist to be seen, so distant from the persona on stage.
ABOUT PETE SALGADO
Salgado is an established entertainment industry executive having developed careers for recording artists, actors and publishing companies. He managed former World Champion Boxer Fernando Vargas, award-winning Latin pop artist Frankie J and owns several lifestyle and entertainment companies. Has worked with Hispanic entertainment icons Juan Gabriel, Joan Sebastian and Los Tucanes de Tijuana, among others. He holds an MBA in International Finance from Pepperdine University and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from California State University, Northridge. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.
ABOUT GABRIEL VÁZQUEZ
A renowned international concert promoter with 25 years of experience in the Entertainment industry, he is a producer, musician and writer, as well as a creative director with a major in Management and Marketing. He worked with Jenni Rivera from 2000 to 2011. As a key member of her team, he was responsible for breaking Rivera in the Mexican market.