At 17, unmarried, unskilled, and pregnant, Maggie Gomez is abandoned by her boyfriend and evicted from her home by her parents. For five years, she leads a hardscrabble life on the underside of a Las Vegas ghetto, working at menial, minimum-wage jobs, to support herself and her asthmatic daughter. As her daughter's health declines, Maggie's need for money turns from needy to desperate. Either 5-year-old April gets an expensive operation, or she dies.
I have been writing seriously since 2013. I have written for Yahoo Voices, Beliefnet.com, and Kinja.com. I have 6 books currently in print on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I have taught art & design on the university level and spirituality on the college level. I was an artist for 34 years.