by Martin B. Flores
When I began writing 10, I wasn’t in the best place in my life. Considering all the obstacles I’ve faced, what on Earth made me write a book? Even though I’ve always had a positive mindset and optimism for the future, writing this book made me dig deep into my heart and soul. I just knew I could get through anything that was in my way. Sometimes, putting the complexities of modern adult life aside and returning to the lessons of childhood is the best way forward. The stories in 10 are accessible to everyone, and what they teach is relevant to all ages and backgrounds. Writing the final story, The Way to the Treasure, reminded me that if you want good things, you must do good things for others. Like Marty, sometimes I did the right thing just because I knew I was supposed to. I’ve made my share of mistakes, and I haven’t always been the man I should be. Once I understood what this really meant, I started doing good deeds because I wanted to, not because I expected anything in return. I learned that we all face certain obstacles for a reason. I worked on bettering myself; I made up for past mistakes, and kept looking forward. To those who believed in me, thank you. You are one of the many reasons I wrote this. I hope this book is a reminder, a companion, and a compass for you and all its readers. The stories contained within will show you that you shouldn’t let even the biggest challenges stand in the way of your goals. Greatness is around the corner.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Martin B. Flores was born in Managua, Nicaragua. He and his family migrated to the United States of America in 1988, when he was just six months old. Currently living in Los Angeles, CA, Martin has his Associate Degree in Business Fundamentals from the University of Phoenix. He became an author because he enjoys writing and wants to inspire others with his work. Through his debut book, 10, Martin aspires to join the ranks of successful Nicaraguan authors while inspiring other migrant writers to do the same.