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Francisco X. Stork

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Francisco X. Stork was born in Mexico. He moved to El Paso Texas with his adoptive father and mother when he was nine. He attended Spring Hill College, Harvard University and Columbia Law School. He worked as an attorney for thirty-three years before retiring in 2015. He is married and has two grown children and four beautiful grandkids. He loves to discover new books and authors. His favorite books are those where the author's soul touches his. He does not read reviews to his books so you should feel free to write whatever you want. Also, he is genuinely interested in learning about books and life from his friends on this site. He would love it if you find his books worthy to be read, but that's not why he wants to be your friend.

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Francisco X. Stork Long walks are really good. But the best way to get inspired is to start writing even if you don't quite feel like it. Don't worry about how it's comi…moreLong walks are really good. But the best way to get inspired is to start writing even if you don't quite feel like it. Don't worry about how it's coming out. You can revise later. After a while you're doing it and you don't even know it!(less)
Francisco X. Stork It depends on the book. I've never been able to write a book in less than two years. One year of writing and another of revising. The Memory of Light,…moreIt depends on the book. I've never been able to write a book in less than two years. One year of writing and another of revising. The Memory of Light, the book that will be published in January 2016 took four years. The book is about a young girl recovering from a suicide attempt and depression and it was very important to get the right tone - both realistic and hopeful. The first two drafts were not there yet. So I started again. It's really important to write a book that you hope will last forever. The time needed to do this is not important. I try to write a couple of hours every day, but I don't feel bad if it doesn't happen. I also give myself a lot of time to imagine and to think and during that time it often looks as if I'm just goofing off. Actually, that's when the best work takes place.(less)
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Illegal

Today is the publication date of Illegal, my eight novel. Illegal is the sequel to Disappeared and it follows the story of Sara and Emiliano as they seek to escape the evil that threatened their lives in Mexico by crossing into the United States. I did not plan on writing a sequel, but a few months after I finished Disappeared, Sara and Emiliano were still with me asking me to write about their co Read more of this blog post »
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“That's what faith is, isn't it? Following the music when we don't hear it.”
Francisco X. Stork, Marcelo in the Real World

“Be in the world but not of the world.' The words are from Jesus. But I have not the slightest idea how to accomplish that or even if it's possible. The world will always poke you in the chest with its index finger.”
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“You are not the clouds or even the blue sky where clouds live. You are the sun behind them, giving light to all, and the sun is made up of goodness and kindness and light.”
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Glenn Russell Francisco - Happy New Year to a beautiful man! Thanks for occasionally stopping by to "like" my reviews. Glad you enjoyed my review of Martin Amis' The Information, one of the most challenging novels I ever read. From now on in my life, novel reading will be all downhill!


Francisco Anne (Booklady) wrote: "I also went to Spring Hill College in Mobile. I'm in the Class of 1980.
Thanks for the friend request."


That is so great that we connected here! I look forward to getting to know you more through your reviews. Thank you.


Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo I also went to Spring Hill College in Mobile. I'm in the Class of 1980.
Thanks for the friend request.


message 10: by Maria

Maria Thanks for the invite, Francisco. : )


Francisco Mariℓina wrote: "Happy 2016, filled with love, happiness and a little bit of luck!
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Thank you! May 2016 bring you joy and peace!


Mariℓina Happy 2016, filled with love, happiness and a little bit of luck!





message 7: by Liz

Liz Thank you for the friend request! Happy reading! :)


message 6: by Dean

Dean Pusell Thank you Francisco for being my friend :)))


message 5: by Steve

Steve Thanks Francisco for accepting my friend request. Steve


☆~Stephanie ~☆ Thanks for the friend invite!


Nenia ✨️ The Trash Empress ✨️ Campbell Wow. That's quite a compliment. (:

Thanks for the friend request!


Poet Gentleness Hola, muchas gracias pela invitación.
Cris :)


Quantum Thief - Spooky Ink Bandit Girl thanks for the friend request Francisco :)


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