My book is an adventure story of a
teenage girl in 1960s Guatemala. It is the story
of my survival from family abuse, kidnapping,
rape and captivity; a story of my steely
resistance to all adversity, driven by my will to
survive and a desire to seek justice upon the
perpetrator of my misfortune.
Much of the story takes place in San Pedro
Pinula, Guatemala between 1960 and 1964, a
town with no electricity, where men wore six-
shooters on their belts, and where
transportation was by horse or donkey; a
region in Guatemala where justice was, and
still is, not dispensed by the law, but directly
by the victim or the victim's family—this is the
setting. If you wish you may click and read an
excerpt from my book.
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fiction) for an author profile, author interview, news releases,
If you wish to write a review after reading my story, please e-
mail it to me and I will send it to my publisher's web page and
post it on my blog. Although I might not have time to answer
every e-mail, I will do my best. If you purchase my book from
Amazon.com, Chapters-indigo.com. Barns and Noble.com, each
site has a place to write a review. Future readers love reading
reviews and I would love to know how my book has been received.
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the left—do you see it?— to get all of my latest news, plans for
my book, and to read the latest reviews. This is another place
where you can write a COMMENT or a REVIEW (click on
"comment" at the end of each post). I would love to know your
opinion and to receive your suggestions.
My sincerest hope is that my story, aside from being a good,
spellbinding and entertaining read, will bring hope to those who
have survived extreme adversity and are having trouble moving
forward. One of my rescuing angels advised me: move forward,
don't look back, and don't be too proud to receive help from