M.E. Cardona


Mother of five beautiful children. Born in Mexico and came to Texas, where I met my husband and married. I make artisan jewelry in my spare time and sell them at local swap meets. And I love to tell stories.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in Mexico, which is the subject I write about in my first two books. I have seen the effects of poverty on a family, and this in itself is experience I can relate to when I write about a character who is in the same situation. My father was the main influence on the way I tell a story, he is gone now, but he gave me a gift, that of storytelling, and I have passed it on to my son who is an author himself.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book can be preordered now, and it is a collection of short stories that I heard while growing up, most are from my father and mother, some are legends told in that small town I called home for the first 8 years of my life.
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A Father's Gift: Stories From Our Past, Volume 2
Series: A Father's Gift: Stories From Our Past, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,510. Language: American English. Published: December 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Family relationships
The second short story collection by M.E. Cardona, in collaboration with EV. Volume two includes 15 short stories that are part family history and part tall tales she has heard from her father and neighbors while growing up in the small dusty town of Rosita. "Tragic, comic, and terrifying tales that will take you to the author's small town and leave you there wanting more."
A Father's Gift: Stories From Our Past
Series: A Father's Gift: Stories From Our Past, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,010. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of sixteen short stories that have been passed down from my father and mother. Some are true accounts about the history of my family, while others are strange, even frightening, and a few that will make you laugh. Enjoy! Update: New Low price and Volume Two will be released Fall 2013.