My debut novel, River of Love will be published by Homebound Publications on September 24, 2019. It is the cosmic coming of age journey of two fiery Chicana girls who grow up in an all-white, conservative Colorado town in the 1970s. A pre-digital age romp through a youth-led revolution. It would rock the nation with seismic cultural and political shifts. The Women’s Liberation Movement, Civil Rights, Anti-War Movement and the Sexual Revolution transformed our world. Now, when those rights get threatened, diminished or taken away, it rattles the revolutionary fervor in us all.
It’s how infinite Love eternally shapes our lives. Love is what we’re made for, and Love is who we are. The journey between who you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.
I’m a Chicana with Apache, Ute, and Navajo ancestors that I’m proud to write about. Our lives build on the shoulders of our ancestors. We must speak the truth for the denied, erased, despised and powerless. To shine light and hope into the darkness.
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Linked is a short story collection about living in Northern California. Here’s a snippet:
Winter of 1978, I enrolled in a Black and White, 35mm Photography 101 class at a community college in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California. The locals kiddingly called it UBR – The University Behind Raley’s (local grocery chain). It consisted of old trailers and portables under a canopy of massive California Oaks. The campus cantilevered on a hillside overlooking the western edge of the Northern Hemisphere. I came from Colorado a year earlier to visit relatives and never left. A magical, bewitching, Shangri-La place of dreams. I had a robust love for California. I belonged with my de facto family of Freedom, Peace, and Love hippies…along the Western Sea. I had to find a way to make a life here.
A Mexicana is a very strong woman –
mujeres muy mujeres.
~ Chavela Vargas
I’m a proud, Pocha Princess – a fifth-generation, Southern Colorado native with a limited Spanish vocabulary. I’m a Méjicana/Chicana born and bred.
I moved with my husband and two-year-old son to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California 26 years ago. My second son was born in California a year later. I raised my boys and worked in the film industry for ten years starting as a property manager and a myriad of production positions until I took a break to write my first novel, River of Love.
I’ll share what I’ve experienced. I hope to learn from other writers and connect through this site.
We Can Eclipse our Dreams with Reality
“Whatever you can do, or dream, you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
It’s never too late to start a book or begin a new career. The sky’s the limit…don’t waste another minute. Leap and the net will appear.