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Bestia

The Isle of Cipit

Mercenary

Spawn

The Legendseeker

Punso Island

In A Drink

The Caretaker

Assassins

Federal Agent

Selkie

The Vandigant Warriors

plus 6 short Romance stories



Avaliable Soon


Survivor

Warrior

Aluxob

Dilemma

The Grave Digger

Wave Rider

Buscador

Legend Of The Hunt

Bearilla

Curandero

Jaguar

Terra do Diabo

Angels and Legends

In A Kiss

In A Breath

In A Touch

In A Drink Comic Book

and

The Isle of Cipit Graphic Novel



Keep an eye out for news

on the In A Drink

movie project

which has been Optioned

by John F. Estrada

to be directed by Patricia Chica

starring Sandra Chavarria




 

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I'm proud to announce the release of my

nineteenth novel,

 Forbidden Treasure:

the first in the Sons of Mil Saga.


I was born and raised in San Francisco, work in downtown Stockton, and live in Lodi, California. I'm a First-Generation American with many cultural backgrounds, including ancestors from El Salvador, Lebanon, Canada, England, and Ireland - countries rich in folklore and legendary creatures.

 

As a child, my imagination soared whenever Salvadorean relatives retold stories of elves, witches, demons and curses. I was fascinated with the tales, and enjoyed retelling them to my friends, always finding it amazing that no one else had heard of these fantastical creatures; not only that, but hardly anyone from my generation knew the lore from their own ancestors' native lands. After years of research and comparison, I've found striking similarities in the legends and folktales of many diverse cultures, and am now dedicated to planting seeds of probability in my readers' minds: Are folktales merely stories to entertain, or were they based on actual accounts and events? Did anyone actually SEE El Cipitillo? Did people actually run into La Ziguanaba if they were out too late at night? Why do so many cultures have stories of dwarf-like creatures - El Duende from various Latin American countries, the nuno sa punso from the Philippines, leprechauns from Ireland? Could there have been a race of 'little people' who migrated all over the world? Why do so many cultures have stories of succubi and mares - women who are beautiful seductresses one moment and horrible hags the next?

 

My goal is to create interest in ancient legends from around the world. Folklore and culture are fading with each generation, regardless of our ancestors’ native land. Whether our individual heritage originated in Latin America,  Africa, Asia or the Middle East, we are losing the wonders of oral tradition. These are stories that may have once been real events, history with an entertaining twist, and we’re losing them. I want to bring these legends to life,  in a modern setting, and awaken mainstream interest in them. Why do so many countries on every continent have such similar creatures in their tales? Could they have really existed once upon a time? Are we really that different from each other if we've all had the same nightmares? The same fantasies?