After making an inflammatory anti-government speech, Ricky must escape his homeland and make his way through Central America to Colorado while dodging immigration patrols and a death sentence if he’s caught and deported. He hires a guide named Ledesma, and in the group he’s traveling with is another young immigrant named Maria. They fall in love, but problems arise when in order to pay her way, Maria has promised another type of compensation at the journeys end. Together, she and Ricky must find a way to avoid this as they make the hazardous trip to a country that’s not what it appears to be.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I have written in many genres, but I have to say that Romance was at first the hardest for me because I couldn’t quite figure out how to put into words what I was thinking and feeling. It finally clicked though, when I realized that Romance writing is simply the Action/Adventure of emotions and feelings. It all depends on how you look at something.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Don’t quit. I have every rejection letter ever sent me hanging on the walls of my office. They only motivate me to do better and better. Join every free promotion site out there and keep your information updated. There are author sites where others can read your work and give you feedback on what to improve.
Jon Schafer (Born February 21st, 1965) is an artist, a writer, and used to design amusement parks, casinos, and family entertainment centers as well as running his own architectural design firm.
He loves to write and has traveled around the world, so he uses a lot of his life’s experience in the background of his books.
He served in the Marine Corps, and although he would never do it again in a million years, cherishes every minute and memory of that time.
His first book, Dead Air, is number one of a four book Zombie apocalypse series, with Dead Calm coming out soon. His second book, Immigrant Song, takes a hard look at illegal immigration but with a twist.
He is a Master Diver and Dive Master through PADI, so to be near some of the best diving in the world he currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.
When you buy one of his books, please rate it. He relies on his customers to tell him how they liked his work and doesn’t have family and friends flesh out his reviews.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The idea for the book came to me as I was listening to a friend tell me about how he emigrated overland from Nicaragua to the states. As he related the dangers and joys of his journey, I thought to myself that his story would make an excellent book.
I have traveled through Central America myself, so I fictionalized his account with a dash of creative license – a very small dash since the real story is riveting enough – and added my own experiences in dealing with immigrants. When I was done, the story felt like it needed one more thing so I gave it a real good twist.