For Immediate Release
Contact: Elizabeth C. Martinez
Phone: (956) 821-8662
January 29, 2010
Local Attorney Debuts First Book, Strawberry Fields
Author Chuy Ramirez presents book during McAllen Artwalk
(McAllen, TEXAS) – From the struggles of assimilating into a different culture to the search of self identity, attorney and author Chuy Ramirez releases to the public a book of short stories called Strawberry Fields on Friday, Feb. 5. Ramirez is holding a book signing at Los Cazadores restaurant, located at 901 N. Main St., during McAllen’s Artwalk. The book signing event will be held from 6-8 p.m. and will include a short presentation by the author and a question and answer session.
“Strawberry Fields unfolds a story about the trials of a Mexican family as they make their way from Northern Mexico to South Texas,” says Ramirez. “Strawberry Fields is symbolic of both the fields, at which farm workers labor to improve their lot, and an abstract place that represent the dreams and ambitions of young Joaquin, the protagonist.”
Ramirez has spent over 40 years both participating and observing how Mexican Americans in South Texas both integrate with American culture and impact that culture. In his early years as a high school and college student during the late ’60s and early ’70s he was an active participant in then fledging grass roots and political movements.
Ramirez, a San Juan native, grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and is no stranger to the strawberry fields to which he traveled during his adolescent years with his family. Ramirez attended Pan American University in Edinburg, Texas and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law where he served as Articles Editor for the International Law Journal. He is a partner in the law firm Ramirez & Guerrero, LLP and is currently corporate legal counsel for Lone Star National Bank. Strawberry Fields is his first fictional work.
For more information about Strawberry Fields, you can visit the Web site at www.iberoaztlan.com or contact Elizabeth C. Martinez at 956-821-8662.
About First Texas Publishers, San Juan, Texas
First Texas Publishers was founded in early 2009 with the objective of providing writers an opportunity to publish and distribute their initial works. It is anticipated that the first run prints for new artists will not exceed 2,000 books with the objectives being (1) to publish a well-designed and edited product, (2) to identify an test an initial niche market (regional, ethnic, age, etc) in order to defray the publishing costs, and (3) distribute a well-published product to agents and national publishers and distributors for the purpose of marketing the product.