Ron Chávez was born in the valley of Puerto de Luna on the banks of the Pecos River in New Mexico. In Santa Rosa he was the owner of the famous Route 66 Club Café. During that epic time, Chávez and his café enjoyed fame in world wide major media which included books, television, magazines and newspapers. At that time, his writings began to catch fire.
His short story, “Man of Honor” was published in the anthology “Voces” by UNM Press. Also, in those first years, a string of his short stories appeared in the “Guadalupe County Communicator”. In Taos, NM, he began writing poetry for the first time. His poems have been published in “The Herencia Magazine” out of Santa Fé. In Taos, his works have appeared in “Talk Back”, “The Masters Quarterly”, “El Crepúsculo” and in “The Taos News Tempo
Chávez has hosted and presented many poetry recitals in various venues, including SAMOS of Taos, New Mexico and National Public Radio and has appeared in feature stories in the Santa Fe New Mexican in both Spanish and English and the Taos News, high lighting his poetry and short fiction. He has also mentored a charter school poetry club and a young lady from Taos High School.
Chávez writes and recites in both English and Spanish. He has also written a feature length movie script adapted from his short story “The Loneliest Road”. Chávez has published “Time of Triumph, a collection of his short stories and poems, a finalist in the 2008 New Mexico Book Awards. In 2011 he published his novel Winds of Wildfire.
Today he lives in Taos, New Mexico.
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Winds of Wildfire
by Ronald Chavez
Winds of Wildfire is a riveting story of three living cultures set in Taos, New Mexico, the last vestige of the spirit of the Old West, which collide and coalesce in a backdrop of tragic love, unrequited romance, the ravages of bigotry, the torrents of war, a mysterious hidden treasure, ancient history and the splendor of nature. Intrigue and high drama unfold in a rare show of humanity.
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