Books

I have published a number of fiction, non-fiction, and short fiction books. Use the information to purchase them and learn more.

My Fiction

My fiction writing educates people, sparks their passions, and inspires them to work towards a more just and humane world. I write about characters who struggle to free themselves from their limitations, especially the ones they impose on themselves. Even if they fail to get what they want, they triumph by gaining dignity and self-respect. When you read my books, you will get stories that will educate, entertain, and inspire you and leave you thinking for a long time.

Amiga (Coming November 27, 2019)

Amiga Front CoverTo deal with her present, she must face her past.

In 1985, a young Laura Rodriguez goes to Silicon Valley to start a career as a computer programmer. She finds a job at a quirky startup run by a family with secrets.

In 2016, a now middle-aged Laura faces growing professional and family crises and the most divisive presidential election in recent history. She fears losing her job in the wake of a merger and distrusts her new millennial boss. Her daughter has cancer, her son quit a lucrative programming job and moved back home, and her marriage is crumbling – especially when an old flame reenters her life.

Laura must seek solutions from a past she wants to forget. She may find them in the computer that changed her life, the Amiga.

Visit my Amiga page to learn more. Preorder it now at Black Rose Writing and use promo code PREORDER2019 to receive a 15% discount. The book will be released on November 27, 2019 and available at bookstores and the Black Rose Writing website.

Doria

My novel Doria available in paperback and eBookSix-year-old Carla Guzmán finds herself orphaned by her country’s violent revolution. With the help of a teenage rebel and a communist general, she struggles to survive the dangers of the Cold War. But she and her countrymen find themselves making a tough choice that can change history!

Thrill to a Cold War adventure in paperback, Kindle, Nook, or iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch. Visit my Doria page to learn more. Click any of the links below to buy your copy:

Lulu (Paperback and most ePub readers)
iTunes (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch)
Amazon (Paperback and Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Paperback and Nook)

Offline

Offline available in paperback and ePubLucy Merriweather is trapped in a merger gone wrong. She must contend with a staff who doesn’t trust her, a coworker she is falling in love with, an untrustworthy boss, and Bartleby — the enigmatic employee with a dangerous secret. Pick up this Amazon five-star reviewed novel in paperback or ePub. Visit my Offline site to learn more. Click one of the links below to go directly to the ordering page:

Lulu (Paperback and most ePub readers)
iTunes (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch)
Amazon (Paperback and Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Paperback and Nook)

The Remainders (Future)

Front cover for The Remainders, available on InkittA father with a tragic past must connect with his estranged and homeless son before it’s too late in The Remainders. More information about this book will be coming soon.

My Non-Fiction

Mastering Table Topics

Front Cover - Mastering Table Topics Second Edition

Best-seller! Mastering Table Topics gives you the tools you need to become a better impromptu speaker. It includes tips to help you understand questions, organize your thoughts, and give a quick and effective answer. Practice using 750 thought-provoking questions on a variety of subjects. This second edition includes 250 new questions; updated questions in several topics; tips on eye contact, vocal variety, and body language; and an updated list of resources. Satisfied readers have given Mastering Table Topics five-star reviews on Amazon. Whether you are a Toastmaster or just want to perfect your speaking skills, Mastering Table Topics is the book for you.

Order Mastering Table Topics in paperback and eBook from these booksellers:

Lulu (Paperback and most ePub readers)
iTunes (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch)
Amazon (Paperback and Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Paperback and Nook)

My Short Fiction

Everyone Loves JELL-O

Everyone Loves JELL-OTwo estranged brothers find that facing their past is the hardest part of making a JELL-O mold in this short story. Amazon Prime members can borrow it for free.

Amazon (Kindle)

 

Mr. Haley’s Bliss

Mr. Haley's BlissA man finds bliss by savoring an intimate memory in this Lulu Short Story Contest entry.

Lulu (Most ePub readers)
iTunes (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)