Afterlife Tracks, a true account based on paranormal events that took place in the author’s medical practice. The story began more than two decades ago and unfolded over twelve years.
A neurologist stumbles into what might be the proof of the existence of the Afterlife when he helps a mother survive back-to-back tragedies. The patient herself, her family, and her best friend file through the doctor’s office unveiling their lives as he juggles the roles of compassionate healer and supportive friend. The book features vivid portraits of all its characters and relates a series of paranormal events including one experienced by the neurologist himself in front of the corpse of one of the mother’s relatives. At the peak of these episodes is a prophecy passed on during a near-death experience. Its fulfillment sets the doctor off on the search for a neurological explanation. The daunting task takes him beyond the confines of his office and neurological texts, leading him to the graveyard where prophetess and victim lie in repose. His quest ends at the edge of the gap between logic and faith. There, armed with scientific reasoning, he confronts the truth about the existence of the Afterlife
Cuban Seeds, an inspiring true story about an octogenarian woman who personifies the triumph of the Cuban exile in the U.S.
In 1961, eighty-five-year-old Chelo fled Cuba in a quest for freedom. Born in a small village near Havana in 1921, she had married 30-year-old Adolfo Llano in 1944. Since childhood, husband and wife had struggled to secure their future with the help of their immigrant parents, whose sacrifices inspired them. Their union was blessed with two sons and prosperity. Their bliss was cut short in 1959 when Fidel Castro rose to power and confiscated their possessions: bank accounts, buildings, business, home. Chelo procured departure permits for her family and slipped three thousand dollars out of Cuba despite stringent security checks. They rented an apartment in Chicago and furnished it with discarded items. While her children pursued their college degrees, she worked as a seamstress and he opened the first Spanish grocery store in town. Their fight to succeed in a foreign country put to the test their inner strength and determination. Throughout the story, historical accounts serve as time markers, which link the events in her life with the Cuban reality.
The Flight of the Human Monarch takes place against a background of illegal immigration, where it rules government’s insensitivity, discrimination, and society’s connivance. Yet, even under those conditions, love can flourish.
Salvador, a ruined Mexican upholsterer, leaves behind a pregnant wife in search of the American dream. His tireless determination overcomes the dangers of illegal border crossing and daily hardships. He falls in love with a stranger, whose life he has saved by risking his own. The heroic act affords him the granting of a green card, but the platonic friendship ends up in a torrid lovemaking encounter. This transgression brings great guilt on him, causing the lovers to part their ways. Distance fuels their love. Sensing his affair, his wife makes an unannounced border crossing with their son. She adds stability to his life, and through hard work, the couple achieves their American dream. Yet, the passion for the other woman lurks inside him, ready to throw his feelings into a tailspin. He questions God’s fairness for allowing his heart to harbor such strong love for two women. Eighteen years after their breakup, he hears from his ex-girlfriend and learns a compelling secret. His obsession unravels in the open, forcing him to decide between them.