"When my dad died after a long and painful illness, Mom pulled me close and whispered in my ear, “I feel so very sad, mijo.... But it is also a relief. Is that wrong?”
“It’s natural,” I assured her. “He was suffering.”
Her grip on my arm relaxed. And her body reclaimed its chin-up, square-shouldered
stance of strength and stamina."
Alex Sanchez (Photo: Debra Wallace Photography)
Alex Sanchez has published eight novels with Simon & Schuster, including the American Library Association “Best Book for Young Adults” Rainbow Boys and Lambda Award-winning So Hard to Say. His novel Bait won the Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Book Award and the Florida Book Award Gold Medal. Currently he’s writing a graphic novel for DC Comics. He has a Master’s in counseling and works as an author, teacher (at Writers & Books), and freelance developmental editor. Find out more at www.AlexSanchez.com.