ESPINAS (Thorns) on sale at Barnes & Noble bookstores and many more around the world.
The historical novel ESPINAS (Thorns) based in the life of the franciscan missionary Fray Antonio Margil de Jesus, is available in an English edition from the Stephen F. Austin University Press at Barnes & Noble bookstores and many other more worldwide.
The English edition of "Espinas", was made in collaboration with Peggy Arriola Jasso and Linda Arriola Austin.
What people is saying about ESPINAS
"An intriguing look into the life of Father Margil de Jesus" - University of Texas A&M Press
" I read the novel and what I found fascinated me". Gilberto Hernandez Garcia, correspondent of El Observador national magazine.
"With joy I read once again the narration of the life of the man who electrified me". Fr. Octavio de la Cruz, former proponent of the cause of canonization of Fr. Antonio Margil de Jesus.
"An engagig piece!"
Cheryl Curtis, author.
Peggy Lou, author
"I ecommend this excelent book"- Coco Ontiveros, columnist
"I make a wide recommendation on this book" - Olga García, TV host
Fernando Pérez Valdez
Full time writer, with special focus in historical novels based on the life of missionaries from XVI to XVIII Centuries.
His first novel “Morir en Japón” (To die in Japan) about the Franciscan missionary fr. Bartolomew Laurel, death by tornfire in Japan, was published in 2011 by the Archidiocese of Acapulco, with the seal of approbation (Imprimatur) of the Archbishop Garfias.
His second novel “Espinas” (Thorns), about the Franciscan missionary fr. Anthony Margil, has been published in its Spanish edition, in 2012 with the support of the Franciscan Province of Saints Peter and Paul of Michoacan, Mexico. The book was reviewed and approved by the postulator of the canonization cause of fr. Margil in Rome, Italy.
Fernando Pérez Valdez is also co-author of the art book “Santuario de Nuestra Señora de El Pueblito”, about the shrine located near Querétaro, México.
Member of the Historical Novel Society.