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I am a published author, artist, musician, and movie producer. Above all I am a devout family man who loves God.
Welcome to my website! Please skim through my life and find out how my books, music, and artwork can inspire you to look within yourself. So that you too can express your inner self.
I wish you all the best and welcome you to my family.
RICHARD “RICK” STEVEN VASQUEZ
Dream, Sweet Dreams of You, is a Latino survival love story set in Sonora Town, Downtown Los Angeles. Rafella, being the daughter of one of the largest cattle rancher in California, gave up all rights of her family name so that she could marry. Juan, a true-hearted boy who sold his soul for the pursuit of music and fame. Through the course of their marriage, they experienced social indignities leading them to their final emotion: forgiveness.
Rick used to play with his cousins at his grandmother’s porch when he was young and have a fear of jumping overboard. His fondest memory as a child was “Grandma Time.” He recalled his grandmother Rafella telling him, “You are going to be a storyteller. And many people will hear your stories, and through your tales you will heal people’s hearts.” But that foretelling was fulfilled forty years after Rafella requested Ricky to write her story, that is “Dream, Sweet Dreams of You.” Only then would Rick realize that his stories would heal his own heart the most.
I realize it is too early to talk about the story of Dreams, Sweet Dreams of You. So, for this first blog, I want to talk about when my grandmother, Rafella, asked me to write her story. The year was 1978. I was twenty-five years old and Rafella was eighty years old....