Author Alma Patricia Rodriguez, was born in San Antonio Texas. Her family traveled from San Antonio to Crookston, Minnesota as a final generation of migrant workers in the sugar beet fields. Her father was a linotype operator for the Crookston Times, and her mother, and older siblings worked the fields. Alma obtained her B.A., in Early Childhood Education and Bilingual Education from UTSA, in 2000, pursuing her education even as a wife and mother. A former teacher, childcare owner, and childcare education consultant- she now invests her time in documenting her genealogy; a 32-year work and education in itself; and in writing the saga of her ancestry. Strongly affected by the values of her grandparents, the Marmolejo's, Alma's passion is to define the origins of the Mexican American by unfurling their identity and origins.
Los Marmolejo’s: The Dance of the Alleles, Volume 1
An historical fiction based on a real family. This saga of the Marmolejo family presents how the Mexican and Mexican American were formed from two distinct civilizations-rooted in two separate continents. This story unfolds in successive Volumes.
Los Marmolejo’s: Origins, Volume 2
This Volume 2, is a sequel to, Los Marmolejos: The Dance of the Alleles, Volume 1. An elaboration on the furthest found origins in my research of the Marmolejo family. The format in this book includes an 'Interlude' clarifying the generation of a new people, the Mestizo, or Mexican, and Mexican-American. A continuation of the dramatic years in the original Marmolejo family on the New Continent of North America.
Soon to be published: Los Marmolejo’s: El Baile Cordova, Volume 3