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I am delighted by the reviews coming in for When We Return! I would also like to share the 5 star review posted by Charlotte on Amazon and Goodreads. Here are her comments: When we Return primarily revolves around Otilia Perez, a Peruvian whose husband Manuel and young son Salvador disappeared while attempting to avoidContinue reading “When We Return – Reviews”
Today is Love Conquers All Day – a day to cherish our loved ones. Love is a strong emotion and a favorite literary theme. It was Virgil, the Ancient Roman poet who said: “Love conquers all; let us too, yield to love. No force in the world can’t be overcome by the power of love.”Continue reading “Love Conquers All Day!”
Today is an exciting day! My book is now available to be purchased. Who should be held responsible for public wrongs? By 2008, it finally seems that the Peruvian government is ready to make amends to its citizens following the violent guerilla movement of the last three decades. Otilia and Salvador, a mother and sonContinue reading “When We Return is Released Today”
I am thrilled to share that my new novel When we Return is coming out in May. As the current crisis in the Ukraine unfolds and we watch in dismay the devastating pain and suffering millions of refugees are going through you may be wondering as I am, what happens next. How will these familiesContinue reading “Upcoming New Novel”
Researchers have found that individual experiences people encounter can alter the cells and behaviors in children. We possess multitude chemical compounds that can tell our epigenome what to do. Exposure to stress, diet, trauma in a parent, can trigger biological and health changes in their children and their children’s children. You see, our cells canContinue reading “Traumatic experiences impact generations to come”
Pilar Quintana’s novel “The Bitch” introduces us to characters who experience an extremely difficult life residing in a remote jungle area on the coast of Colombia. Not able to conceive a child, Damaris, an extremely poor Afro-Colombian woman, decides to adopt an abandoned dog, to love and to nurture. The title of the novel isContinue reading “Weaving a difficult theme into a novel”
As an author who lives far from the place where I was born, and write stories with particular locations in mind, I must imagine the landscape or use photographs to get my creative juices flowing. Photos are story telling devises that can help me expand the fictional world and offer a slice of life andContinue reading “Exploring location and cultural heritage through photography”
Hector Abad Faciolince is one of Colombia’s most acclaimed authors today. His latest novel The Farm, has been translated into English. In Spanish, the title of the book is La Oculta – the hidden, a suitable name for the large estate owned by the Angel family. The farm, with its lush agricultural land and anContinue reading “Book Review – The Farm by Hector Abad Faciolince”
How do people recover from political violence in places where democratic participation has been undermined? This is a question I’ve asked myself for years. How can we repair our hurt when one fell swoop changes our lives? What happens when due to a lack of protection of our individual rights, violence is able to viciouslyContinue reading “Tell the Truth About the Past”
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