Alberto is an immigrant from the Republic of Panama. He has been a resident of Plantersville, Texas for 35 years. He is writing a series of bawdy, political incorrect, humorous, adventure stories (for adults only) about an amorous Hispanic scoundrel named Alex Perez - The first novel, “Cut & Run,” was published by Arte Publico Press, in Houston, Texas. He wrote two more: "In Search of High Ground" and "An Ill Wind That Blows No Good," and had them published through Create Space - He has also written a fantasy novel titled "Marika and the Dragon," for young adults. He wrote a stage play called “Rejali and the Camel,” and produced it at The Owner Builder Network Theater Hall in July of 2012 - Alberto is a proud member, and a three term President of The Woodlands Writers Guild, an organization dedicated to educating, and nurturing a writer’s journey towards success.
Describe your desk
A flask of Cocnac, a lap-top computer, photos of my wife, and of my children, as well as a painting of Cuba during Hemmingway's time, and a jar full of pens and stacks and stacks of notebooks.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Panama, and spent countless hours watching ships from all over the world come and go through the canal. That built in me a sense for travel. The jungle was my back yard, and that brought into my life a desire for adventure. I spent the first part of my life traveling and getting into trouble, and now I'm writing about my adventures. If you get old and have no stories to tell - Shame, shame is your name.
An Ill Wind That Blows No Good is a hilarious, politically incorrect adult novel about Alex Perez, a Panamanian scoundrel who is obsessed with the female form.
This is a novel for readers with a ‘balanced’ sense of humor, and not meant to be read while holding a glass of wine in your hand.
This is the story of a colorful but wicked Panamanian lothario from Texas who tries to find high ground. Throughout his surrealistic European journey, Alex is always in the company of irritable men, who chastise his behavior, and willing women who encourage it. He spends time in brothels, both real and imagined. Does he succeed?
6692 Pisces the Sailfish
on Nov. 17, 2012
Pisces, The Sailfish by Don Darkes is a riveting story about a man who drops out of city life, and uproots his family to find an alternative lifestyle. The family moves into a jinxed sailboat and take residence in a yacht club marina. The description of a yatchie's life is humrous, eye-popping, and if you ever considered doing such a thing ... Don Darkes experiences will talk you out of it. Everything that could go wrong with the boat, did. You endure with them; you pull for them, and you marvel at their travel and experiences, especially in Madagaspar. A mysterious place to say the least. Don Darkes shows us the spirit of "true grit" - This novel is for everyone who's spirit of adventure lurks on the perimeter of his soul. I give it five stars because its entertaining, has practical and useful information, and very gutsy.