The Making of “To Pray, Fly, and Survive” [San Jose]

The process of making “To Pray, Fly, and Survive” [San Jose] is a process concluding in October of 2021 with the final proof- printing of the final manuscript. It marks the end of a path that was conceptualized in 2018 to which earnestly began.

The actual task of authoring the novel became an endeavor that I could not visualize surmounting before the process started. It took coordination of people and assets to get everything in place, and then the coronavirus pandemic gripped the world.

However, we were able to overcome and persevere over these obstacles, eventually bringing the novel to fruition that is available on the site today!

The book “To Pray, Fly, and Survive” [San Jose] was conceptualized in 2018 when I had accepted a job in New Jersey, officially closing out an 8-year saga of living in California.

To commemorate, celebrate, and etch into eternity my experiences for all to remember, I started the process of authoring my novel.

I recruited artists to assist in bringing life to this novel, and the literary magic involved in creating this work of art has taken on a life of it’s own, necessitating future versions and allowing me to better express myself.

These novels are allowing me to put into writing the complex issues that are facing individuals today whom are trying to invest in their futures and create better tomorrows for their families and their communities. By voicing and bringing these issues to light, my hope is to enable my peers to make better decisions for themselves and to take comfort in the solace that their struggles are not unheard or ignored.