Okay, in my first post I mentioned I am writing a book and WHY I am writing it, but I didn’t tell you anything about the story itself. My working title is Evangelina’s Journey – I’m told it’ll likely get changed if I find a Publisher to take it on so I’m trying not to get too attached to it.
For now, I’ll tell you how the story starts.
Evangelina De León lives on a ranch that’s been in her family for generations. The ranch, Rancho Encantado, is near the fictional town of Mariposa in northern Mexico. There’s a lovely story about how Mariposa got its name, but for that you’ll have to read the book!
In the earliest chapters Evangelina’s family is busy preparing for her sister Elsa’s Quinceañera – or 15th coming of age party. Elsa has a twin – Enrique, so it’s his Quinceañera, too but the party itself is always about the girl!
In the midst of planning the festivities Evangelina overhears a conversation – a conversation that troubles her deeply. The Revolution is growing. When it began, the fighting was centered primarily in central and southern Mexico. Now, it’s moving north.
More to come in later posts! Thanks to everyone who’s responded with words of encouragement. It means the world to me!