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" The Heavens Weep for Us and Other Stories "

Thelma T. Reyna, founder/president of The Writing Pros, put her writing and editing skills to good use recently when she published a book of her short stories. Although Dr. Reyna first published stories and poems starting in the 1970’s, this book represents her first collection of new writings. Her “fan mail” below gives a taste of how readers are reacting to her book.

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“I enjoyed your book! I loved it! It made me laugh and cry. I can’t believe your incredible writing talent. It is a powerful book!”–Martina G., Ventura, CA

“I enjoyed your book–great characters and unpredictable endings. Let me know when you write another.”–John A., Temple City, CA

“What a beautiful review [by Daniel Olivas]!  Mr. Olivas was right on the money from the very first sentence. I expect all the other reviews will be this good because your book is worthy of all the praise. You are an incredible writer and I know you have many more volumes still to come.”  –Robin K., London, England

“It is wonderful to see that prominent writers [like Daniel Olivas] recognize the beautiful and heart-wrenching journeys that you take the readers on. You are the Jhumpa Lahiri of the Latina world. Your stories have moved me so much in so many ways.” –Chris D., Chicago, IL

“Your stories are like Willie Wonka’s magic gum: the flavor lasts forever–it tastes different each time and you can chew it for as long as you want….How do you make a character real? You describe their souls! I believe it is how your characters are described that makes them real, whether they are experiencing losses or not. I have read all the stories, but I am not done reading. Thank you again!”–Octavio R., Pasadena, CA

“These stories stay with the reader long after he/she has experienced them. This is a tribute to Thelma Reyna’s ability to delve into the chasm of emotions we all try to avoid plummeting into…These stories will open your heart to the frailty of the human condition that lies beneath the surface of our daily attempt to face life’s challenges bravely.” –Shirley R.,  Sierra Madre, CA

“Thelma, how nice to know that your book is getting some well-deserved recognition outside of our local area!”–Sara M., South Pasadena, CA

“I am halfway through your lovely volume of short stories and absolutely adore them! I especially enjoyed ‘Marry Me.’Can’t wait to finish the book. Good stories await! I’m going to pass it on to fellow Book Club members.”–Eilley B., Arcadia, CA

” I just finished reading your new book. Your stories struck a chord and also brought back memories of my teen years spent in Mexico. [There is] a mystical dualism between the past and present…and the desire to prolong moments of splendor and beauty.”–Gerardo R., Austin, TX

“Beautifully crafted short stories. In theme, they are reminiscent of Roald Dahl’s short stories, but in an up-to-date urban setting.” –Jeff A., Rancho Cucamonga, CA

“Thelma, just finished your book. Very impressive! Keep writing!”–Paul B., Skillman, NJ

“I have read most of the stories in your book. You have such a smooth style, and I would love to talk to you sometime about the stories. There is such depth.”–Janet A., Los Angeles, CA

“I just finished the book last night. I loved every single one of the stories. I enjoyed the richness of each story, and the characters ‘linger’ in your head long after the story is ‘done.’ “–Patricia D., Pasadena, CA


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