Cecilia Samartin

Cecilia Samartin was born in Havana in the midst of Fidel Castro's revolution. She grew up in Los Angeles as a fully bicultural, bilingual American. She studied psychology at UCLA and marriage and family therapy at Santa Clara University. Deeply concerned with the lack of Spanish speakers in her profession, Cecilia has practiced within the Latino communities in some of the most impoverished inner-city areas of San Jose and Los Angeles. She lives with her British-born husband in San Gabriel, California.

Books by this Author

Vigil
Tarnished Beauty
Broken Paradise

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Dare to dream

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. When I'm on the phone and someone in the room starts talking to me at the same time...I find that very annoying!

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Anne Frank. I read her diary when I was thirteen years old and this remains one of the most moving reading experiences of my life. Although I didn't realize it until years later, she is the one who first inspired me to write.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I'm still working on it.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Eggs, scrambled, fried or poached. I just love eggs!

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