Analise M. Oliver, the daughter of David Fuentes Martinez, listened to her father tell stories of his involvement in the Cuban Revolution over the years, eventually realizing that he had an amazing story to tell, and began taking the time to write those details down as he told them. Analise soon realized that a novel was unfolding, motivating her to continue to interview her father and finish the story.
Mrs. Oliver is a consultant and trainer in Document Imaging and Management Technology. She has been a business owner since 1994, has authored a trade publication, developed training courses, and teaches others how to start and manage their own successful technology businesses.
Married with four grown sons and seven grandchildren, she enjoys spending time with family. Analise is a breast cancer survivor, an advocate for at-risk youth, and the treasurer of the church she attends.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
After many hours and days of research to find out what was involved in the publishing process, I learned that it could take years, if at all to get a traditional publisher. I really wanted this true story about my father to be made available as soon as possible, and therefore, I elected to self-publish.
What are you working on next?
Since this was my first book, I am considering two options: I may write a followup biography about my father that answers the question of what happens next after he leaves Cuba. I'm also thinking about writing a fiction about a story idea I have.
A riveting biography about a Cuban rebel that joined covert operations, during the Cuban Revolution, attempting to stop the Castro Regime from taking over Cuba. David Fuentes Martinez reveals the corruption that swept through Cuba during this time and he captivates readers as he describes the heartbreaking story that forced his harrowing escape as he ran for his life.