January 7, 2013
Updated Jan 7, 2013 at 1:08 PM PDT
A Fresno man has taken his experiences from early childhood living in rural New Mexico and the culture shock he experienced moving to California and turned them into written words. His stories include true insight into his Hispanic culture but people from all cultures will be able to relate. His work is being recognized. Author Ben Romero with a look at some of his current books from the chicken beaks series.
Ben Romero is a local storyteller turned writer who has self-published seven books.
Three comprise the Chicken Beaks book series, which is a true account of his experiences from early childhood living in rural New Mexico through adolescence and the culture shock he experienced moving to California to adulthood. The stories are told in first person format through the eyes of the author at each crucial stage of his life. Because Ben uses so much feeling and emotion in his writing, the reader will find himself wanting to laugh and cry at the same time. The books are Hispanic in nature, but the vignettes are universal. His book included the childhood picture of himself that includes his sister, Marcella, his brother, Louie, and his sister, Virginia (1960). They all play important parts in my books that people from all cultures will relate.