Tour and Giveaway for Lost and Found by Ronald L. Ruiz

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Book Details:
Book Title:  Lost and Found by Ronald L. Ruiz
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 292 pages
Genre:  Literary
Publisher:  Embajadoras Press
Release date:  June 2021
Book Description:
When community leaders began to doubt Abel Mendoza, the law practice he had spent years building began to crumble. It was the 1960s and there was but a handful of Mexican lawyers in California. Abel had worked tirelessly to earn respect in the courts, avoiding any semblance of a personal life to achieve his goals. Now, his personal and professional lives had collided and he found himself being rejected by the community that had previously supported and admired him. His fears of inadequacy kindled, Abel began to question who he really was, what he did, and where he belonged. A desire to avoid these questions and the people who had provoked them sent this small-town lawyer on a trip to escape not only his community but his own self-doubts, and into a relationship that changed his life completely.
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I encourage you to join me in reading this interesting GUEST POST by Ronald Ruiz, author of Lost and Found

I just finished reading Cities of the Plain by Cormac Mc Carthy.  It is the final book in Mc Carthy’s Border Trilogy and that was my second reading of it.  I have read the other two books of the Trilogy, All The Pretty Horses and The Crossing several times. For me, Cormac McCarthy is the greatest American novelist.  What is so remarkable is that in  his trilogy Mc Carthy is writing about two countries, two people and two cultures, none of which were his birthright and which he didn’t come to know until the thirties or forties of his life.

He was born in Tennessee to an aristocratic New England family who had moved to Tennessee when President Franklin Roosevelt appointed his father the head of the TVA. He was a misfit and after a year in college, joined the Air Force.  When he left the service he spent his time living and writing four novels about Appalachia and its people.

He then moved to El Paso, Texas and the southernmost part of the state of New Mexico and spent a lot of time in the mountains of Mexico. His heroes in the Trilogy are two young cowboys who live and work on a big cattle ranch in the United States near the Mexican border. Cowhands who actually have their living quarters in the horse stable. He writes about the life of working cowboys and their culture, just as  he writes about Mexican vaqueros and their culture in the mountains of Mexico.  He is fluent in Spanish and writes in Spanish in the Trilogy when apparently he thinks it is best and necessary.  Cormac Mc Cartthy is a remarkable man and writer, and the Border Trilogy is an incredible accomplishment.


Meet the Author:

​Ronald L. Ruiz is the author of a memoir and six previous novels. His novel Giuseppe Rocco (1998) received the national literary prize, 1998 Premio Aztlán Award, and his novel Life Long (2017) was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2017. His work has been compared to Richard Wright’s Native Son (Publisher’s Weekly, featured review) and

his writing described as “frighteningly real” (New York Newsday). Ron was born and raised in Fresno, California, and educated at St. Mary’s College, University of California, Berkeley Law, and University of San Francisco School of Law. Ron practiced law for over 30 years in California, as a Deputy District Attorney, criminal defense attorney, and Deputy Public Defender. He was appointed to the California Agriculture Labor Relations Board by Governor Jerry Brown in 1974, and

later served as the District Attorney of Santa Cruz County, California. Ron retired from criminal law and continues to write every day.

Connect with the Author:website ~ facebook ~ goodreads 


And Now An Interview With The Author

What is my next project?

I want to write a novel about three youngsters who are about to be released from a juvenile correctional facility. I have taught in such a facility just as I have taught in an adult prison.  The big difference between the group of youngsters about to b e released and a group of adults about to be released is that there is so much more hope in the youngsters for what awaits them.

I plan to have the three youngsters come from completely different backgrounds and what they will be pursuing will be different as well.  What they did in the institution to prepare themselves for their release will again be different for each.  I’ll hope to show that the three that came into the institution as wayward boys  will, after three and four years, will be leaving as responsible young men. I was fascinated by what I saw in the institution from some youngsters, fascinated enough to want to write about three of them  and hope that my readers will be fascinated by them as well.

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