Saturday, January 26, 2013
As an author, great feedback is always appreciated. I have received a lot of praise and I'd like to share what some fans have had to say about Catch The Wind!
This a must have for your home library, and great for grandparents to keep for story telling. A bonus for your school library, cant wait for the next one containing Emily.
this is a delightful book that is an easy read. this would be good for young children and adults and gives you a look at a different era. i wish there were more books like this. i am waiting for his next book thanks tomas trujillo
It's a very refreshing story the whole family can enjoy. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. I also purchased his other book Anora!
-Dr Joe Schmoe
This book was a delight to read, and would capture any young readers mind in the first few pages. A must buy for this holiday season.
Shades of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Updated for modern times. Only here, family plays a big part in the story. Excellent reading for anyone, but especially the younger readers.
Thank you all for your words. They are very much appreciated!
Friday, January 25, 2013
"Catch The Wind" is a book that welcomes you to the deep south. It reminds me of a tale written by the legendary Mark Twain-a classic tale of boys and their childhood adventures. I instantly found comfort in this book and I could envision a friendship blooming beneath the moss covered oaks and on the swing of a southern front porch. The southern charm and dialect is dead on. I could connect with characters so well written, I could see (and hear)them when I closed my eyes. Tomas Trujillo, the author of "Catch The Wind," captures the spirit of youth so well.
River and William met along the riverbank with a large, rod bending fish on the line. I can't imagine a better start! With the large fish caught and cleaned, William began telling his tale of a giant alligator to a wide-eyed River. River's father confirmed the story, and told him about the large bounty on the gator's head, and then added a few words of warning. Having River's grandpa add to the tale only increased his fascination and excitement! The boys grew to be close friends. They spent their days together and fished together. That old gator tale was never forgotten. No, it lingered just beneath the surface of their thoughts, waiting patiently for the perfect opportunity to awaken their adventurous spirits.
The boys were also close to their parents. They were protective of their families and longed to ease their burden when the mill closed and their dads lost their jobs. They began thinking of the bounty on the gator's head. That old gator was wanted dead or alive. River's dad asked William's dad to help him hunt the gator. They could each use the money since they both lost their jobs at the mill. They set off to catch the alligator. The boys also made the decision to set off on their own journey. From there, their adventure moves swiftly like the mighty Mississippi. I won't spoil the ending for you, or tell you what happens on the river and once their feet hit dry land. I'll just warn you. Hang on to your seat because it's a wild ride! I hope this isn't the end of their tale. I'd love to catch up with them in a few years! This is a great book to read on a lazy afternoon. Be sure to pour yourself a tall glass of sweet tea and grab a few pillows for the swing. If you don't have one, a chair will be just fine. After a few pages, it won't matter where you're sitting. You'll find yourself deep in the heart of Mississippi. You'll hear the crickets in the distance and the unmistakable sound of the river rushing towards the sea. This book carries you there and then safely returns you home. Thanks for the trip. This book is destined to become a classic!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
My name is Tomas Trujillo and I am the author of two books. My first book is Anora and it's a story about true love. Some wounds are superficial, but some lie buried deeper and take longer to heal. Johnny's story gives all survivors the hope that they, like Johnny, will one day find their way home.
Johnny's compelling story begins in the jungles of Vietnam as he suffers imprisonment and torture at the hands of his Viet Cong captors. The desperate actions he takes to free himself and his friends leaves him with constant nightmares and the fear that he will never feel at peace again.
His odyssey takes him from a grand celebration as a Medal of Honor recipient to a rootless and violent existence on the streets. When circumstance sends him on a journey to Pennsylvania, he meets a lovely woman named Anora, who could be both the love of his life and his salvation.
My second book is Catch The Wind and I've been told that it is a story that reminds others of the tales written by the legendary Mark Twain. It's a book written for younger adults and I believe any middle school aged child will easily connect with the two main characters. It's a great "old-fashioned story" with strong family ties and a friendship that runs deep. It takes place in the Deep South and you may able to hear the sounds of crickets as you sit back and turn the pages.
Catch The Wind is the extraordinary adventure of two young boys who venture into the heartland of gator country in the Mississippi swamplands. Their exciting and perilous journey by raft down the mighty Mississippi River leaves you with only one thought: What will they do next? Read my book and watch the south come alive beneath the massive oak trees!
I'm so happy that you found my blog! I've always been an adventurous guy. I love the wind and rain and the poems they bring. I love the mountain breezes on a Sunday. Most of the time I dream of fruitful days and living in the sun. One day I hope to photograph the Outback! Pull up a chair and join me from time to time. Please send me an email. I love to hear from my fans!