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Weldon R. Shaw Pens a Story About Hope, Love, Hate, and Death While Exploring Aspects of Culture, Racism, and Civil Rights

“Pachuco” brings readers back in time as they follow one man as he tells the story of his family that spans generations.


Readers who love historical fiction stories will surely be delighted with the wealth of information that the author imparts through the eyes of his main character.

With his strong interest in the rich history and culture of many ethnic groups, Weldon R. Shaw crafts a novel that will give a glimpse the old East Los Angeles and how the Hispanic gang mentality was formed. He writes his novel in a vivid way to hopefully make every reader feel as they are part of the story as it unfolds. Adding a sense of adventure to the tale, each one is definitely in for a ride.
“Pachuco” is a historical fiction that follows Emilio Cerna, an 80-year-old, former Alpine Street gang member from East Lost Angeles. He is a man on a mission to share stories of Chihuahua, Mexico and the rich history of four generations of his family. He also narrates stories during the 1820s where political battles over territorial rights prevail between the United States and Mexico.
Indeed, this novel will paint a picture of how these historical events came about as Emilio shares them one by one. Readers who love historical fiction stories will surely be delighted with the wealth of information that Shaw imparts through the eyes of Emilio.
Soon, “Pachuco” will join the celebration during the upcoming Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Gathering literary greats, writers, publishers, book lovers, and more, this 2-day affair is something worth checking out. The event will unfold on April 13-14, 2019, at the University of Southern California so don’t miss it!
Pachuco The American Dream
Written by: Weldon R. Shaw
Published by: Dragon Publishing
Published date: July 9, 2017
Paperback price: $9.99
About the Author
Weldon Ray Shaw was born (1962) in Covina California and lived in Shafter Ca, Red Bluff Ca, Corning Ca, Okla. City, Okla, Lindsay Okla and Corbin Ky. He spent 4 years (1979-1982) in the Air Force and worked in law enforcement Calif. Dept. Corrections (1988-2012) for 25 years before retiring. Weldon has a very strong interest in history and the culture of different ethnic groups. His expertise in Law Enforcement was in the area of gangs. He was assigned as a gang investigator and debriefer. Over the years, he was charged with writing autobiographies of high-profile gang members wishing to disassociate themselves from the gang lifestyle.

Since his retirement Weldon has had many novels published and set for release in 2015. “Pachuco The American Dream- historical fiction” and “The Raising Of Angels Life’s Hurdles- self-help parenting” “Evil Rides With The Wind 1&2- western paranormal” “Lone Wolf 1,2,3 - historical romance” “Victoria In Search Of Herself- modern day romance adult” “Grants Pass- western” “Dawn Of The Apache- western” “The Forbidden Heart- horror romance pending release” “The Journeys End- western pending release” He enjoys writing fiction/ romance novels. He believes this gives him the ability to share his inner self and feelings about life with other people. Currently he is working on a 2-novel series entitled Lone Wolf. When Weldon writes, he places himself in the main characters roll to bring them alive, thus you will see a hint of how this author thinks and feels.

Weldon’s objective is to write novels that make the reader feel like they are a part of the story, while keeping the story line simple so it has a feel of everyday life. He strives hard to keep his work as real as possible and in in line with human nature.

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