Zapatista is faithfully based upon the facts of the 1994 Chiapas Indian uprising in Southern Mexico. It is designed to be interesting to a reader simply wanting to read an adventure story, as well as one interested in the deeper drama of a people’s revolution. The protagonist, Peter, is a Texan who sabbaticals with his friends in the Sierra Madre for the purpose of writing, drinking, and seeking adventure. Peter gets more adventure than anticipated. A whirlwind of circumstances hurls him away from his friends and into revolutionary life and death struggles. These adventures and the love of an Indian woman, Lxil, forever change Peter’s life.
About the Author
Blake is an attorney in his Texas hometown and has enjoyed a full and successful career championing the rights of those injured or killed by negligence or unreasonably dangerous products and victims defrauded by service companies. He has taught university courses, written for numerous law publications and served as President of the East Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
With high energy and a keen interest in living, Blake shares his thoughts on art, politics, and life through his artwork photography, and endless tales of travel adventures while loving people and sharing his enthusiasm every step of the way. Many of his life adventures have found their way into his novels. Through his works, Blake’s desire is to inspire others to live their own adventures and write their own dreams no matter how large or small. Blake’s philosophy, simply stated in the words of Mark Twain, “Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.”