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Announcing the cover of my new fiction/coming of age book.
The book will hit the shelves at major bookstores and online in October, 2018.
Born in a House of Shame
Costa Rica experienced drastic changes during World War II and the immediate Postwar era. The USA became the world's leader while Costa Rica faced great challenges that culminated with the 1948 Civil War. This revolution changed the lives of our people and gave women the right to vote, but it did not give them the right to get pregnant out of wedlock.
In the 1950s, single and pregnant, my mother escaped to another country to a home for unwed mothers to hide her shame and avoid scandal. Her oppressive upbringing and a bleak postwar traumatic involvement deprived her of mercy or a safe haven where she could enjoy the experience of motherhood. The stigma of a woman getting pregnant out of wedlock—regardless of the circumstances—was a horrible and disgraceful occurrence at that time. She was considered a loose woman, no better than a prostitute. Overwhelmed by fear, she thought seriously about abortion but could not bear the idea of killing an innocent life—my life...
What can you expect to find in this book?
• This is a dramatic memoir of spiritual/holistic healing and a life’s story rolled into one.
BREAKFAST WITH GOD
A book of Reflections on Illness, Healing, and Spiritual Awakening
(Originally published in 2000, this book is currently unavailable. You might find some used copies still sold on Amazon.com. I am working on a 2nd Edition)
The doctors had not given me choices, “Go home and make the best out of your life,” was the only option. There were no chemicals that would be effective. Only a new thinking on my part could possibly change the curse of an extremely lethal skin cancer. The aggressive killer had invaded my body and it was going to kill me rather quickly and painfully. To my oncologists, I was not a person anymore. I had become a statistic just a cold impersonal number.
LA DIVA REAL
The idea for this book began when my own frustration with the meaning of the word "diva" forced me to research The Bible, and I began to think about the ideal, ordinary woman described in the book of Proverbs as the true, authentic diva... Here is a excerpt from the Introduction...
"Es del libro de Proverbios 31:10 de donde nace mi elogio a la auténtica diva—mujer fuerte y virtuosa—porque su valor sobrepasa largamente al de las piedras preciosas. Su hombre confiará en ella con todo su corazón y él no carecerá de ganancias.
Cuando leía este libro, me llamó la atención descubrir que solo dos tipos de mujeres son descritas: Las virtuosas y las odiosas. Las virtuosas son sabias y agraciadas y el hombre que logra encontrar a una de ellas lograra la generosidad de Dios. Ellas son tan escasas que se les considera mas valiosas que un tesoro. Ellas son tan poco común que “su precio es mas elevado que el de los rubíes” (Proverbios 18:22).
¡Si muero que sea de risa!
Libreto sobre una crisis de identidad bilingue
Currently available as a Paperback at Amazon.com
En realidad este libreto teatral es una fantasía bilingüe que no solo trata sobre el trastorno de identidad Múltiple que sufre una mujer Hispana que vive en Los Estados Unidos llamada Esperanza y que no puede reconciliar sus dos culturas, sus dos idiomas y sus dos visiones del mundo en una sola realidad, sino que también trata sobre la experiencia de su enfermedad terminal y su deseo de integración y curación total.