Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Determined Latina realizes her dreams

To Become Someone
A determined woman’s quest to realize her dreams
The Latino Journal E-News, Vol. 2, Issue 7

Oxnard, CA – Immigrants come to the United States each year with the hope of creating a better life for themselves. No matter what their aspirations, they bring with them a determination and drive to work hard to become someone. Author Norma Madrigal was one of these people. A Mexican citizen, Madrigal left her home and headed to Los Angeles with the hope, faith and confidence to create a successful and satisfying life. Her novel, To Become Someone in some ways parallels the road she took to get to where she is today.

Amy, the story’s main character, leaves her father’s house and embarks on her adventure to attend school in Los Angeles. Like many college students, Amy works to support herself and attend class full-time. Encountering obstacles along the way, she never gives up on her dreams and is determined to prove to her father that she can make it on her own.

Named the most successful in her graduating class, Amy leaves to complete her internship requirement in a clinic headed by Dr. Brett Zuk. She is instantly taken back by his good looks and charming personality. The chemistry between each of them is evident as she and others notice his eyes always looking her way. Amy is confident that she has met the man of her dreams.

Amy’s feelings and budding relationship with Dr. Zuk begin to cause a rift between her and her best friend, Lana. Jealous of Amy’s new-found love, Lana begins lashing out at Amy and devises a plan in hopes of destroying her friend’s romance. As the plot thickens, Amy begins to question Dr. Zuk’s motives. She is left with feelings of doubt about their relationship, his love for her and wonders if she is a pawn in his game.

To Become Someone
Trade paperback, soft cover
Approximately 148 pages
ISBN: 978-1438918143
$17.99 retail price
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About the Author
Norma Madrigal spent her childhood years in Michoacan, Mexico, where she realized her passion for writing. Her love for drafting short stories, songs and poems earned her The International Library of Poetry’s “Editor’s Choice Award” in 2008. The author has plans to continue writing and publishing novels, with the goal of catching Hollywood’s attention, and seeing her novels acted out on the big screen. Madrigal resides in Oxnard, California where she works as a medical assistant and certified phlebotomist technician.

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