Follow the link below to read the first chapter of my new book, Surviving La Bestia, before it is published! Enjoy!
Here is a brief summary of the plot.
With nowhere to run from the Mara Salvatrucha gang in Honduras, Javier Salazar and his little sister, Ana, set out on a perilous journey to join their mother in America. Along their journey, they endure incredible hardships and dangers, and wonder if they will ever make it across the border. They develop close friendships with other migrants, and encounter gang members who care nothing for the lives of those traveling through their country, except to rob, rape, and extort them. Traveling on La Bestia, the train of death, they quickly learn how treacherous riding the train is. It is a hazardous journey, and one that many do not complete. Javier and Ana risk everything, including their lives, to reach the promised land.