RJ Mirabal (RJ The Story Guy)
"RJ the Story Guy (aka RJ Mirabal) lives in the Middle Rio Grande Valley. Writing as RJ Mirabal, his New Mexico-based Rio Grande Parallax fantasy series for adult readers (published 2012-2016) were Finalists in the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards in the Fantasy/Science Fiction category.
The Rio Grande Parallax Trilogy chronicles the adventures of Don Vargas, a troubled man who escapes his deteriorating life through a portal to an alternative New Mexico, ancient and magical.
RJ The Story Guy's latest book for young readers is Dragon Train, a book in the Young Adult adventure/fantasy genre featuring a fifteen-year-old boy who helps a blue dragon escape enslavement. In 2019, RJ published the award-winning Trixie Finds Her People, a mix of realistic and fantasy stories about a dog adopted by an older couple and their granddaughter.
Online store for signed books: https://rjm-creative-arts.square.site
"In a world where dragons are enslaved as beasts of burden, fifteen-year-old Jaiden has never ventured more than a few miles beyond his family’s farm. Daily drudgery and the bullying of an angry father have led Jaiden to dream of a better life.
Then a Dragon Train makes an unscheduled stop in the nearby village of Hilltop. Skye, the huge Blue Dragon pulling the train, may die of exhaustion unless someone helps her.
Thus, a boy and dragon embark on an epic adventure in the hopes of fulfilling their longing for freedom and happiness.
Rio Grande Parallax Trilogy
The Rio Grande Parallax Trilogy (The Tower of Il Serrohe, Extreme Dust Storms May Exist, and Zero Visibility Possible) chronicles the adventures of Don Vargas, a troubled man who escapes his deteriorating life through a portal to an alternative New Mexico, ancient and magical. He reluctantly takes on a quest to lead the abused people of that other New Mexico, the Valle Abajo, to fight a powerful and evil enemy. All books were Finalists in the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards (Each book is available for $15 each)