Meet the Author Series at Paragraphs


Saturday, June 24th     1–3 PM

“Star Reflexes: Stories that heal the soul”

Book discussion, reception and signing with author Blanca Dominguez

Star Reflections is a compendium of stories, poems and reflections written in simple language to reach the heart and generate a constructive change, as well as an invitation to reflect on those events in your life that have been significant, difficult – Perhaps traumatic – but have helped to build your character. Just let yourself be led by the title that attracts your attention and create your own story to find the moral in the poetry of your life.

Blanca received a B.A in Languages and Education from the Universidad de Valle in Colombia, then  moved to Mexico City and obtained a PMP Certificate from the Project Management Institute.  These qualifications allowed me to work as a Consultant for over 10 years developing Entrepreneurs, involved in multiple consulting projects in Mexico City and Latin America.  In 2007 she moved to Austin, and worked at Le Cordon Blue as Financial Advisor for Students, later transferring to DeVry University where she works as Academic and Financial Adviser.

The book is written in Spanish but the talk will be bilingual.

Meet the Award Winning Author

Patty York Raymond

Saturday July 1st 2017   1-3PM

The ABCs to Ranching is a cultural perspective on ranching in South Texas. It is a humorous account of a mischievous young boy determined to help his father with the chores.  With one mishap after another, the young boy develops an appreciation for nature and a strong connection to his father and their heritage—all centered on the alphabet. The ABCs to Ranching is accompanied by a music CD that is sure to get the children singing and dancing! 

It’s Too Windy! is about family and how establishing long lasting traditions leads to developing close family ties that last a lifetime. Hooray! Yeah! Yippee! Yahoo! Jessica and David can’t wait to swim in the grandparents’ pool. But how long will they have to wait?It’s Too Windy! was recently honored with the International Latino Book Award for 2016. 

Patty York Raymond is a native of Laredo. She earned her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Houston and her Administration and Supervision from Texas A&M    International University.  Patty has enjoyed working with children, families, and educators in a variety of roles including social worker, teacher and administrator. She and her family reside in McAllen, Texas where she is an independent education consultant as well as owner/director of Abrazo Case Management Services for Children and Pregnant Women.

These events are free and open to the public.

Paragraphs On Padre Boulevard, 5505 Padre Blvd.

South Padre Island, TX

For information call us at 956-433-5057

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