Eileen Cruz Coleman was born in Washington, D.C. to an immigrant El Salvadoran mother and a Puerto Rican father. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in History. Her short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals both online and in print. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two children.
She is the author of Sweetwater American, A Daughter’s Guide to Traveling with Your Mom, Rumpel, A Cursed Tales Novel, and Taker of Light.
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She is currently working on a new adult romance novel which she’s aiming to release very soon.
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Set in Washington, D.C. and El Salvador, SWEETWATER AMERICAN is the story of an orphan and would-be filmmaker who is sent to live in a cursed town in El Salvador with her godmother, a woman whom she has never met and who may hold the secret to breaking the town’s curse.
While living in El Salvador, after a film crew comes to her town to film a movie, twenty-two-year-old Sandy realizes she wants to be a documentary filmmaker. When she returns to the States, she attends George Washington University where she meets Elena, a sixty-something-year-old woman who serves peas and mashed potatoes in one of the school’s cafeterias.
She also meets Professor Smith, with whom she slowly begins to fall in love. But, Sandy’s past still haunts her, preventing her from surrendering her heart to the man she loves.
Sandy, intrigued by Elena, decides to ask her if she would be willing to share her life story with her. Elena agrees to tell Sandy her story. During the interview, Sandy is forced to come to terms with her own past and she begins to understand what the term, Sweetwater American, really means.
What Other’s Are Saying About Sweetwater American
“Wow, this is a story that sucks you in from word one. A haunting tale of betrayal, love, and loss. The writer pulled me right into this strange world and didn’t let me go. You won’t be sorry to read this one. Very reminiscent of early Isabel Allende. Great story! Great unkown find!” – Readaholic
“An excellent book —- as other reviewers have said, the story is poignant, haunting and lingers long after the final page is turned. I’ll look forward to other works by this author.” – MBO
“A beautifully written story about immigrants and their families that will touch all your emotions. The story centers on Sandy, a would be filmmaker and her life in Washington, DC and her life in El Salvador after the death of her parents. It also covers her family and friends and their stories. Complex but very readable and I honestly could not put this book down. It will leave you thinking…” – Denise Cortelyou
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