If you haven't met our chief editor, Ramiro Perez de Pereda, then you really should. He's a heck of a guy, and we're not just saying that because he works for us. Presently, he's 77 years old, and in those eight decades he's lived quite a life. He's begun writing his memoirs, tentatively titled: I Was A Teenage Cuban Arsonist.
With a title like that one, you can expect a fair amount of action, adventure, and tongue-in-cheek humor. His story begins in 1941 with an account of his early family life, growing up with his two older brothers in Havana, Cuba. Young Ramiro gets into trouble with nuns, discovers girls, gets taken for a vicious joyride by his two older cousins, and inadvertently sets fire to his family's farm.
Mr. Perez's memoirs will be chock full of anecdotes, some heartbreaking, others laugh-out-loud funny. At the moment, he is about 20,000 words into this project, which will be published through Darkwater Syndicate. No release date has been announced as of yet. Be sure to check back regularly for more information.