Hello, and welcome to my official author website! I am so glad you stopped by!
As the end of 2013 draws near, and as our cozy mountain home is cloaked in beautiful snow, I hope that each and every one of you are taking time to be with the ones you love, and to rest up a bit in preparation for all the wonders that 2014 has in store!
I’ve decided to thank you, my dear and loyal readers, by giving away the e-book of my latest novel, THE TEMPTATION OF DEMETRIO VIGIL, completely for free, until the end of January! If you haven’t read this novel yet, please give it a whirl. It’s getting the best feedback and reviews of any novel I’ve ever written, and I know you’ll enjoy it! It is free to download for Kindle from Amazon, as well as for all other e-readers at Smashwords. Please tell everyone you know!
As for us? Mike, Alex, Mayeila and I are ending the year on a high note. I just signed a two-movie development deal with Mar Vista Entertainment, a production company in LA that is helping me to bring my novels THE THREE KINGS: A CHRISTMAS DATING STORY and THE DIRTY GIRLS SOCIAL CLUB to the screen.
In the meantime, I’m hard at work on a historical novel based on my father’s childhood experience coming to the United States from Cuba as part of Operation Pedro Pan. I hope to have the manuscript done soon and ready for my wonderful agent, Shannon Hassan, to shop around.
One important lesson I’ve learned this year, that I’d love to share with all of you, is that I must stop trying to do so much. For years, for as long as I can remember, I’ve felt this urgency to do a million things at once, to try to change the world in myriad ways.
I’ve finally realized that God really only gave me one tremendous gift, the gift of writing, and that I need to focus on that and that alone. So I’m paring down in the number and scope of projects I’m undertaking, in order to focus exclusively upon writing novels and films.
Peace be with you and your loved ones this holiday season! Please be sure to sign up for my newsletter for regular updates and to enter giveaways and other contests!
With much affection and gratitude,