Ronald Chavez (taospoet)

Ron Chávez was the owner of the famous Route 66 Club Café in Santa Rosa, NM during that epic Route 66 nostalgic times after it officially closed. Chávez and his café enjoyed fame in world wide major media where he spun stories about how he shined shoes in front of the Club Café as a little boy and about the intriguing brilliance of people he met over the years in his cafe. In time he was known as the Route 66 storyteller. Chávez was born in the village of Puerto de Luna on the banks of the Pecos River in New Mexico USA. Today, Ten Cents a Shine: A Route 66 Odyssey is his new novel in progress. After turning seventy he published Time of Triumph, a collection of his short stories and poetry. His poetry is in both Spanish and English. After turning seventy-five he published his debut novel Winds of Wild Fire which has already received six literary awards. Winds of Wildfire: Three time finalist 2011 New Mexico Book Awards: Drama/Adventure/Literary Fiction. Winds of Wildfire: a winner in the Sharp Writ Book Awards, organized by Smart Book Lovers, a high IQ international Society of Mensa people. Winds of Wildfire: Books in Sync winner April 2012 Visitor’s Choice Award. To be recognized in 2012 Summer Cold Coffee Magazine Edition. 19th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards Author: Ronald P. Chavez Title: Winds of Wildfire Category: Mainstream/Literary Fiction Judge: 43 On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning "poor" and 5 meaning "excellent," please evaluate the following: Plot 4: Character Development 4: Production quality and cover design 4. Judge's commentary: What did you like best about this book?

The writing sparkles with this author's passion for understanding the ways of the heart, and his compassion for the human experience with all of its ups and downs. The author paints a vivid portrait of each character's journey through life; of the joys and travails of putting one's heart on the line and making oneself vulnerable through the act of giving the heart. The author also inspires with their resiliency in healing and personal growth. The cast of characters encountered on this literary journey is, individually and collectively, certainly strong enough to carry the narrative, which prompts the reader's interest in wanting to know what will happen next.

Chávez lives and writes in Taos, New Mexico USA.

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    Winds of Wildfire is a riveting story of three living cultures set in Taos, New Mexico, the last vestige of the spirit of the Old West, which…

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