I could not say good-by fast enough and begin the 3,000 mile journey into a mysterious world. 

Meet Author Cecilia M. Fernandez

What began as a short essay in a creative writing class slowly blossomed into a book, Leaving Little Havana: A Memoir of Miami's Cuban Ghetto, and became a finalist in the Breadloaf Book Competition. The second volume of her chaotic immigrant journey is on her hard-drive.

-Excerpt from Leaving Little Havana: A Memoir of Miami's Cuban Ghetto