Author Jaime Perez will visit with patrons at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library to promote his book “A Risky Yet Worthwhile Endeavor.” The book focuses on a young Mexican-American journalist in the Rio Grande Valley, who is impelled to write an investigative piece on a prison fugitive who may have been unfairly convicted. Amidst the story, the hero reconnects with a female schoolmate from his youth and pursues his detective work that takes him into Mexico just south of the U.S. border.
He will be at the library on Thurs., July 20, from 6-8 p.m. for a very special book presentation and signing,
Perez graduated from the University of Texas – Pan American with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and from the University of North Texas – Denton with a Master’s Degree in Library Science. When not feeding his passion for writing, he is busy serving students as a public school librarian in South Texas, where he currently resides. He regularly speaks to audiences of all ages on the importance of reading and writing as tools for success.
Along with his latest release, Perez will also promote his two prior novels “The Vacant Space” and “Through You.” “The Vacant Space” is a tale of how a series of life-altering events spurs the reclusive protagonist into a much-needed change in his unfulfilling path. Meantime in his first book “Through You,” he relates – in fictionalized form – his father’s own experiences immediately after high school graduation, including marriage, the military, and the start of a family.
All three books will be available for purchase during the book presentation and signing. “A Risky Yet Worthwhile Endeavor” and “The Vacant Space” can be purchased for $22.00 each (tax included) and “Through You” can be purchased for $20.00. For more information on this event, contact Raul Martinez at 956-383-6246.