Diego's Dragon, Book One: Spirits of the Sun

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An eleven-year-old Latino boy wins a district-wide writing contest for sixth graders. When an author visits his school to award his prize, Diego Ramirez has no idea how much his life is about to change. Nathan Sullivan hands Diego his statue, a handsome, glistening black dragon. He shakes his hand and leaves him to his friends. The students crowd around Diego, asking for permission to hold it. After hearing the name Magnifico spoken aloud by family and friends, Diego awards it to his new dragon. If he only knew how fitting the name was, he might have known what lay ahead. Magnifico is the leader of the Sol Dragones, dragons that live within the magical fires of the sun. Nathan Sullivan is the earth's connection to the mysterious creatures. It is his task to find Magnifico's guide. As Magnifico comes to life he becomes quite mischievous, playing tricks on Diego to embarrass him. As he discovers his bloodline, however, Diego assumes greater control over his dragon and his destiny. In the climactic journey, he frees his people and suffers a terrible loss by guiding Magnifico to their goal.

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I love writing fantasy adventure novels for young readers. I write stories about what I'd like to do, like fighting alongside a group of giant, talking, magical cats, or having my own amazing dragon. I have a habit of writing my characters into impossible corners at the end of my novels, but somehow they escape and find even greater adventures. It's amazing that I can sit down in front of a computer and trust that the plot will come to me if I let it. So far it always has; and at times the characters take over, telling me where they want their story to go.

I didn't start writing seriously until age 44, call it a mid-life crisis if you will. I'll always remember that day - I stood up at 5:00 and walked into the research institute director's office and quit on the spot. I told him I couldn't sell my life for forty grand a year any longer, that I wanted to do something spectacular with the days I had left. We'd known each other for quite a while so he wished me well and off I went.

It's been a joyous and painful journey. I've just finished my eighth novel - Diego's Dragon, Book Three: Battle at Tenochtitlan. It will come out in December of 2013, and it's a fantastic story. It took a toll on me, though, and many friends have suggested I step away from the grind for a bit. Take it easy, write some fun short stories, just enjoy life for a while.

Think I will, but I'll let you in on a little secret. Once you begin writing fantasy adventure novels for middle grade and YA readers, ideas just keep popping into your head. It's a cool journey, and I've made a lot of kids happy, because they love Diego's and Conor's stories.

Onward!

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A Boy, a Bloodline, and a Magnificent Journey...

An eleven-year-old Hispanic boy wins a district-wide writing contest for sixth graders. When an author visits his school to award his prize, Diego Ramirez has no idea how much his life is about to change.

Nathan Sullivan hands Diego his statue, a handsome, glistening black dragon. He shakes his hand and leaves him to his friends. The students crowd around Diego, asking for permission to hold it.

After hearing the name Magnifico spoken aloud by family and friends, Diego awards it to his new dragon. If he only knew how fitting the name was, he might have known what lay ahead.

Magnifico is the leader of the Sol Dragones, dragons that live within the magical fires of the sun. Nathan Sullivan is the earth's connection to the mysterious creatures. It is his task to find Magnifico's guide.

As Magnifico comes to life he becomes quite mischievous, playing tricks on Diego to embarrass him. As he discovers his bloodline, however, Diego assumes greater control over his dragon and his destiny. In the climactic journey, he frees his people and suffers a terrible loss by guiding Magnifico to their goal.

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