Amilcar Hernández



A fallen soldier

GHOST MAIL by Amilcar Hernández GHOST MAIL by Amilcar Hernández

Sam Cruz is a disabled U.S. Army Ranger captain who believes in no more killing and doing what is right even if it is wrong. He wants to deliver the four letters of four rangers killed in action, because the ghost of his men haunt him. Cruz believes that delivering the letters will get rid of the ghost and keep him from going insane.

He is in a VA rehab learning how to walk again. But he has a more serious problem. A VA physiatrist thinks he is crazy and has him under twenty-four-seven observation. They screen his mail and phone calls, and they will not let him leave the facility.

His life is further complicated because someone in Washington in charge of covering up Afghanistan’s withdrawal fiasco fears he will show up in a major news network talking about the Afghanistan withdrawal. If he cannot escape he fears he will go insane but if escapes the government will send the FBI and Army Military Police after him.

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THE HAMMER AND THE NAIL by Amilcar Hernández THE HAMMER AND THE NAIL by Amilcar Hernández

It’s 21 AD., life is harsh under Roman occupation and even harder for a lonely peasant with no family or friends. Despite his miserable life, Oren seeks to better himself. But the harder he tries, the more difficult his life becomes.

But fate shines on him. A Roman Tribune offers him work.

In Jerusalem, he finds the security and stability he dreams of—but discovers it has a price. He must decide. If he refuses, it could cost him his life. If he accepts, he will lose his soul.

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An Author’s Writing Journey

A WRITER'S GUIDE by Amilcar Hernández A WRITER'S GUIDE by Amilcar Hernández

Do you want to become a fiction writer but don’t know how? What if you’ve mastered the basics but want to elevate your writing craft a couple of notches higher? A Writer’s Guide: An Author’s Journey is about sharpening your writing craft, self-editing, and publishing. No matter what your writing skill is, you will find valuable information to enhance your writing craft a few notches or more.

This writing guide is an accumulation of notes and examples, the author put together from his personal learning and writing journey. He started from a blank page to a published novel. No matter what your writing skill is, A Writer’s Guide: An Author’s Journey will help you on your own writing adventure.

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Growing old with a learning disability

THEY CALLED ME DUMMY by Amilcar Hernández THEY CALLED ME DUMMY BY STEP by Amilcar Hernández

As a child, the author suspected there was something wrong with him. In his mid-thirties, he sought help and that is when he discovered and confirmed he had a learning disability (LD).

This book is about his experiences growing old with several forms of LD. The author writes of events that span from his childhood up to his golden years. He shares his struggles, his victories, his pains, and his joys. His story will give you an insight into the frustrations, anxieties, challenges, and depression associated with LD. The author explains how he learned to understand and accept his limitations, which helped him to live a positive, satisfying, and rewarding life.

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A collection of cross-border stories

KEEPING MAY NAME by Amilcar Hernández KEEPING MAY NAME by Amilcar Hernández

A boy’s painful experience with a gangster stepfather
A boy’s experience of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
The wisdom of an old man to his great-grandson
A boy wants to show the adults he is not a child
A child teaches the true meaning of sharing
Feeling lonely on New Year
A young recruit does not change his name
A narrow escape with death
Backing out of a wedding
Mother’s Day will never be the same

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