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. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I would love to be able to play classical guitar like Christopher Parkening.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My father. He is the most noble man I have ever known.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Jean Valjean, Les Miserables

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Actually, I'm exactly where I want to be right now, at home, sitting in favorite chair with my dog, Tobi, at my feet. I do love to travel, but I've become quite a home body too!

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