Outskirts Press applauds the extraordinary talent of our authors and each week we feature one of our successful authors and their body of work. This week we turn our attention to Rachel Vasquez-Price, author of three books through Outskirts Press. Learn more about Rachel and her work in this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rachel Vasquez-Price grew up hearing many stories of the hardships that many Mexican immigrant families endured as they journeyed to the United States during the Mexican Revolution. She attended Pasadena College and graduated in 1962 with a B.A. in education. In 1978 she received her M.A in education from the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. She was employed by the Hacienda La Puente School District for thirty-six years as an elementary school teacher and Resource Teacher. She is currently retired and residing in West Covina, CA.
This story is about friendships.
Reina the Cat is a story that is inspired by actual events that took place. First, Reina who had been adopted by Rachel and Steven is sadden by the news that Zippy, her friend who was also adopted at the same time, is found dead in the patio. Next, she finds out that Rachel is told by her allergist that she is highly allergic to cats. Finally, she is left feeling abandon when one day Rachel suddenly comes down with a paralysing illness and is no longer able to care for her. This story takes you through an imaginative course of events that the author felt Reina must have endured during this time. At the end Reina is able to solve her loneliness.
Format: 8 x 10 color paperback, 25 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 30, 2011)
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 95 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Apr 03, 2014)
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
Life is full of unforeseeable outcomes.
This is a story of a girl named Aurora whose mother was pregnant with her when the family migrated from Mexico to the United States and who were completely unprepared for the hardships and tragic events that they would have to endure. With limited skills and no knowledge of English, they would embark in a life-changing adventure to a foreign country that would prove disastrous in many ways for Aurora until a complete stranger helped to change it.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white, 82 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 22, 2010)
Genre: FICTION / Suspense