There's an annual marathon in Havana called the Havana Marathon or Marabana that draws about 2,500 international runners including Americans. With the relaxing of relations between the US and Cuba and the introduction of a sports license that allows semi-professional and amateur athletes to compete in exhibitions and events on the island nation, more and more Americans are heading to Cuba to run. I wrote a news feature on some South Florida runners who are training for the marathon which takes place Nov. 20. (photo above by Jim Rassols of the Sun Sentinel)
Sun Sentinel features reporter. Former Boston Globe reporter. Author of Boston Boys Club, Beantown Cubans, Miami Manhunt, Take the Lead (Spanish version is Tomar La Iniciativa) and Looking for Providence. Book #6 in the works. THIS IS NOT A SUN SENTINEL OR BOSTON GLOBE BLOG but I do post my stories here and essays about my life. My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for Providence (my 5th novel, click on the image)
Ronnie thought he had everything he wanted, a guy he adored and job he loved. Then the economy tanked and he lost both. Newly single his adopted home of Providence, he learns to start over as a Business reporter. And his life makes a dramatic turn when he meets a handsome local executive who shows him his native Providence and maybe just the way to his heart....
Beantown Cubans (My third novel)
A witty, warmhearted novel of friendship, familia, and finding a place to call home--even in Boston where it's almost impossible to get an authentic Cuban sandwich (click on the image to order)
Tomar La Iniciativa (Spanish version of Take the Lead, my 4th novel (click on image)
EL POPULAR profesor universitario Gabriel Galán tiene un trabajo en Boston que adora, un amante joven y candente y un amigo que va por igual a los bares y a las noches de Star Trek. Pero Gabriel quiere más. Cuando su tozudo e independiente padre necesita ayuda para manejar su Parkinson, Gabriel carga con más de lo que esperaba, y su vida, que hasta ahora iba como la seda, está a punto de cambiar radicalmente cuando acaba colado por Adam, el instructor de danza terapéutica de su padre.
Take the Lead (English version)
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Boston Boys Club (my debut)
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Miami Manhunt (my second novel)
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CBS Boston interview where I talk about Parkinson's, dating, Miami and Boston