News and views from the award-winning author of the novels The Skinny Years, America Libre, House Divided and Pancho Land

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Hiatus is Over

It’s been a while since I posted an article on my blog. Over two years, in fact.

One of the reasons for the hiatus is time—or lack thereof. I found myself spending more time on social media and less time writing. One novel later, I have come up for air.

I’ll be sharing more about my new novel over the next few months until Beck & Branch Publishers releases it in June. Meantime, here’s a peek at the cover and synopsis.

Surfers, soul brothers, hippies, and thugs—they’re all part of Victor “Skinny” Delgado’s world growing up in Miami during the turbulent 1960s. Fleeing the Castro regime in Cuba, Skinny’s once-wealthy family moves from a mansion in Havana to a roach-infested bungalow in Miami’s low-rent Wynwood district. Over the next ten years the Delgados struggle to survive in this strange new land—a place where fat men in red suits enter your home through the chimney, demons appear at the door begging for candy, and young women go on dates without chaperones. There’s only one constant in Skinny's world as he grows from 8 to 18. He longs in vain for the girl of his dreams: his neighbor Janice Bockman who seems everything American—and everything he’s not.

If you’d like to know more, get in touch. I’d love to hear from you.

Raul Ramos y Sanchez


elenamary said...

glad you are back to blogging!

Raul Ramos y Sanchez said...

Glad to hear from you as well, Elenamary!