Salvador (14), and his friend Blas, are dragooned from an 18-century prison in Cadiz, Spain in 1795. They are forced to work aboard ship on an Atlantic crossing to New Spain, colonial Mexico. They are assigned to support the Junipero Serra expedition to establish the missions in Alta California. Salvador tangles with padres and pirates on his journey to discover the New World – and himself.
Imagination. You must have it or you would not be reading this page. Curiosity. What is it like to write a book? For me, it was an internal and external journey. A journey I would be happy to share with you. My adventure story, Twisted Cross, reveals people and places that have been hidden in history for centuries. I've written from the perspective of my own California family with roots in Spain & Mexico. Who or what inspires you? There are many hidden heroes whose stories wait to be told, in my family and in yours; in my imagination and yours. Meet me in the Old West and I will share my stories, and a few surprises, with you.
Readers and writers find their inspiration in different ways. Many wish to know the story behind the headlines in our current-day news. Some look for stories in a certain theme or time period that will take them away from the concerns of the present day.
My protagonist had a story that he begged me to share with you. As a writer, I simply passed it along.
What does your inner voice invite you to explore? Be open to new learning as you select your next book.