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February 10, 2010
Chuy Ramirez Debuts Strawberry Fields
First Book of Short Stories
(McAllen, TEXAS) –Chuy Ramirez released a book of short stories, Strawberry Fields, on Friday, Feb. 5th. He held a successful book launch at Los Cazadores restaurant, located at 901 N. Main St., during McAllen’s Artwalk.
“Strawberry Fields tells a tale 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.” Joaquin, the main character, in Strawberry Fields takes the readers on a journey of self-identity.
Ramirez grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and was involved in various activism movements in the late 70’s and early 80’s. 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 or to purchase Strawberry Fields, you can visit the Web site at www.iberoaztlan.com or contact Mirta Espinola at 210-394-1254. The books are also available for purchase at two locations: 600 E. Nolana Suite 200, McAllen, TX 78506 and Ebony Estates at 700 N I Rd, Suite B, San Juan, TX 78589.
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.