Genre: Poetry

Book Summary

A life story told through poetry. A collection of poetry written by Roxana Preciado from 1998 to 2016. Roxana was born in Jalisco, Mexico and at the age of four she immigrated to the United States. Recorded in her poetry book is her story throughout the years, one of tragedy, endurance, and harsh realities. Through her poetry, Roxana shares how she overcame teen homelessness, addiction, and her undocumented status. Her story is one of survival and eventual success. Roxana is graduating with her BA in Psychology and will be continuing on to graduate school. In her poetry you will find her story of how she chose not only to survive, but thrive. It is more than poetry, it is a real story about beating the odds.

About the Author

About the Author

Roxana Preciado is an indie author and artist recognized for her work as a poet and activist. Born in Jalisco, Mexico, she immigrated to the US at 4-years-old and has been writing poetry since the age of twelve. “Not a Fairytale” is Preciado’s first book which recounts her life through poetry encompassing the harsh realities of overcoming family tragedy, homelessness, and learning what life is like without an anchor to parent or country. “Not a Writer” is Preciado’s second book, exploring such topics as depression, suicide, sexuality, resilience, and immigration. Preciado is completing her graduate degree while working on her autobiography. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her wife and son.

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