About the Author

Randy Jurado Ertll is the author of the books Hope in Times of Darkness: A Salvadoran American Experience, Esperanza en Tiempos de Oscuridad: La Experiencia de un Salvadoreno Americano, The Life of an Activist: In the Frontlines 24/7, and his recent novel The Lives and Times of El Cipitio.

He has worked for the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), Central American Resources Center (CARECEN), Congresswoman Hilda Solis in Washington, D.C., Salvadoran American National Network, Pasadena Unified School District, and has published numerous opinion columns in newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, La Opinion, San Diego Union Tribune, Pasadena Weekly, Pasadena Star-News, La Prensa Grafica and the Houston Chronicle, and has been interviewed by networks such as NPR, CNN, PBS, Univision, and Telemundo. Contact author via e-mail at: randyertll@yahoo.com to request or to schedule a book presentation/book signing.