Roberto’s diverse background and unique experiences influenced his life immeasurably. His writing reflects his makeup as a first generation American (Latino) and a person with a disability (legally blind). His perspective is influenced by his Mexican ancestry and his American identity. The exhilarating highs and the mind numbing lows of his turbulent life are the basis of his autobiography. If others can learn when to ask for help, then he will be happy.
How do you approach cover design?
Three friends went through my wedding album and all separately settled on a single photo. The loss of my wife was the seminal event of life, and this photo captured that essence.
What is your writing process?
It starts with thought, which become vignettes. These vignettes become developed, and then organized into categories. This book emerged serendipitously from that chaos.
“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t” - Mark Twain. This book chronicles a man’s journey through an eventful life. When his dreams were dashed and life knocked him down, how did he get up and move on? People can be amazingly resilient, but what determines who will be? Roberto hopes that sharing his story can help others.