Santiago Lopez was born in small-town mexico but grew up in Los Angeles. Upon returning to his native country, he worked as a teacher at a private middle school. After a time, he left teaching to spend more time with his elderly mother and father and to pursue his dream of writing. Today, Santiago and his family live happily in Puerto vallarta.
A recognized storyteller, Santiago presents his first novel, South of Good, which was published on Smashwords in 2014.
Benjamin, a young boy who travels with his family illegally across the Mexican border, is living in the hard streets of Los Angeles. He unlocks his denials of past injustice and it sets him free, as a zany character comes and goes from his everyday living and struggle at home and in society.