Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Little Peek Into What I've Been Working On

If you didn't already know, I am currently working on a novel. I thought it was about time that I share more about this book with you. Here it is in a nut shell:

Nice to Meet You Marcos
(available for preview, hopefully, later in 2011)

This book has two main characters who couldn't be farther apart economically as well as geographically, living on opposite sides of the city.

Evelyn consumed with eating right, daily exercise, and the latest fashion is also opinionated and would do just about anything to advance in business. She works at a large firm and is determined to take her boss' job by the end of the year. Her husband is at the end of his medical internship and together they live an easy life of simple luxury.

At age 20, Santiago provides for this family the only way he knows how, by trading drugs. Caught up in the Mexican mafia he lost sight of the world around him but he did what he could to make sure his family was cared for at any cost. His family, broken in so many ways, leads Santiago in a hopeless situation. It is his comrade, Ruben, who would keep by his side through thick and thin.

Although Evelyn and Santiago's lives were extreme from each other and their paths never cross, both their lives were changed by one little boy named Marcos.
So, what do you think? Would you read this book?


  1. I think it sounds very interesting. I'm especially interested in how you portray Santiago. I have become a bit jaded about the whole Mexican gang/illegal alien issue and it would be nice to put a somewhat 'real' face on it. I am not very sympathetic most times and I know there are many cases like this where, in a way, they are forced into a life of crime. Have fun writing and researching, Sharon :-)

  2. Awesome Sharon, and I didn't know that you were writing a novel. I will read your book for sure! Have you read RAIN OF GOLD by Victor Villasenor? I'm not a huge novel reader(as you know) but I couldn't put that one down.

  3. I'm looking forward to your perpective on these two subjects especially from your location.