AUTHOR: Elisa M. Olvera

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Elisa M. Olvera has been working with teens since her early college years as a Christian Youth Counselor and now provides trauma-informed care for students as a Special Ed. Teacher for the past twenty years. She has written and produced a Latin short film with her horses, also lived and studied cultures in Central America. She continues to embrace her spiritual faith, Hispanic heritage, and culture while living in Monterey, California.


Chicatita and The Magic Stone

This short story is about a tenacious Hispanic teenage girl struggling with the death of her Papá. María overcomes her deep sorrow and small size with a witty determination to save a favorite ranch hen. This search quickly becomes an unusual spiritual journey for her, filled with magic, romance, and something very special that happens by Christmas Eve.