Esther Avila

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Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Newspaper Reporter / Writer
Location Porterville, California, United States
Introduction I love to write. I was raised in a family filled with journalists. My father (later brothers/sister) was in radio, and the family owned a Spanish newspaper. I've been writing since fourth grade; professionally, 14 years. I have thousands of published articles in newspapers, websites, and magazines -local, regional, national and international. I have been published in the 2005 anthology, "Stories of Strength" - my story sits alongside those by Orson Scott Card, Wil Wheaton and Robin Lee Hatcher. I am the recipient of several writing awards, including a 2003 "Excellence in Journalism" Freedom Communication's media award, a Friend of Education award and numerous awards and honorable mentions for some of my short stories. I have recorded several radio and television commercials for the Bakersfield Californian. I had my radio debut (commercial spot) on KTIP Porterville at age 12, and on KCOK Tulare at age 16. I love to travel and do so often, visiting archaeological, historical and tropical places.
Interests Reading*Travel*YucatanPeninsula *Rivers*Mountains*Picnics*Cabins*Cottages*Sunsets*Sunrise*Waterfalls*Fountains*Fireflies*Butterflies*Singing*Birdbaths*Gardens*Flowers*Hummingbirds*Baseball*Fireworks I'm a hopeless romantic! I love thunder, lightening, umbrellas and walking in the rain. Sanibel Island and Whidbey Island. Grand Canyon and Sedona! I love Ralph Lauren anything * Egyptian Cotton sheets * White Rooms filled with wrought iron -and floral vintage patterns.
Favorite Movies Twilight, Disney movies, The Rookie, The American President, The Majestic, League of their Own, The Man in the Iron Mask, Sleepless in Seattle, Never been Kissed, Sabrina.
Favorite Music Frank Sinatra, Earth Wind and Fire, Temptations, Chicago, Doobie Brothers, Bread, basically - 70s music, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Norah Jones, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Tim McGraw, Bruno Mars - too many to list. My favorite local artist is Jorge Moreno.
Favorite Books Historical fiction, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Bridges of Madison County, The Great Gatsby, historical romance fiction, 01-01-00, Randy Wayne White - Dr. Ford series - Captiva. Prepper genre.