In Estrellas: A Collection of Short Stories, Marleen Martinez shares three engaging tales of young Latinas navigating their pre-teen and teenage years. From 12 to 17 to 19, these girls will captivate your heart with their antics and adventures.
12-year-old Lizzie Cortez wants to spend all her time drawing and is looking forward to her dream summer art camp. That dream is endangered when her horrible science teacher threatens her with summer school.
17-year-old Tarin Derbez has a dream of attending the famed Wilhelm Allen College of the Arts and has landed an audition. Her mother, however, won’t hear of it. She wants Tarin to attend a traditional university and has forbidden Tarin from attending the audition. Now, Tarin must decide what’s more important: her dream or her mother’s approval.
19-year-old Maggie is on the greatest summer vacation ever, but when she wakes up after a hard night of partying, she must face the consequences of her choices.
|Publisher:||Marleen J. Martinez|
|File size:||237 KB|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Marleen J. Martinez is a fiction writer of fantastical and paranormal stories for young adults. Born on a military base in Wiesbaden, Germany, she is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents. Her childhood was often spent moving, and she found her refuge in the pages of Stephen King and Dean R. Koontz novels. Marleen spent her teenage years in Orlando, Florida, where her love for storytelling flourished. At age 11, her very first poem, Little Ballerina, was published in her Middle School’s literary journal, Serendipity. It was then she knew she wanted to become a writer. With a passion for television and film, Marleen dreams of creating a television series with a universe as intricate and diverse as that of a Star Wars movie or a Harry Potter novel. Her most recent project is Portals, a pilot episode for a series that follows twins Amaury and Amelia Fontana, and their supernatural adventures in a world dead-set against them. Marleen has also self-published a small collection of short stories titled Estrellas: A Collection of Short Stories, available through Smashwords. After a life spent making ends meet, Marleen made the decision to return to school to hone her craft and follow her dream of becoming a professional writer. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment from Full Sail University and has set her sights on her next great adventure, a move to sunny California.