Author and Public Speaker
Welcome! Mi casa, su casa! My home, your home!
The way I figure it, what makes my writing kind of special is that I didn’t learn to read until the age of 20. And because of that, I didn’t get educated into Western Civilization, and so I was able to retain my two grandmothers’ Indigenous Native American Sacred Knowledge.
And back at one time, we were all Native Indigenous People the whole world over, and so this is why I truly believe my writing and my talks touch people’s HeartCorazones so deeply, giving Life to their long forgotten Cellular Soul Memories and reminding us that each day is, indeed, otro Milagro de Dios, another Miracle gifted to us by Our Almighty, and back then we all Lived in Harmony with Creation, and hence were in Peace with each other.
Example, back in 1992 when I was on a national book tour with Rain of Gold in Austin, Texas, I was halfway through my talk at a packed-full bookstore, when an elderly woman couldn’t stand it anymore, and she leaped out of her chair shouting, “You wrote about my family! And I’m German!”
You see, once we get in touch with Our Ancestral Roots, we instantly Know with a capital ‘K’ in Our HeartSouls that being Mexican/Latinos, Europeans, Asians, Africans, Russians, Middle Easterners, or “Down Unders,” it really doesn’t matter, because there’s only One Race, Our Human Race, and hence, we’re ALL! ALL! ALL! FAMILIA!
Another example, a few years back when it was publicized I’d be giving a talk at our local college in my hometown of Oceanside, California, whole families drove in from Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and one family drove in all the way from Chicago, and others drove in from Texas and Mexico.
Why? I really had no idea until at the end of my talk when I asked if there were any questions or statements that anyone would like to make. One little girl about five years old towards the left of the audience and four rows back from the front, leaped to her feet, waving her little hand with such exuberance that people laughed, so I walked over and handed her the microphone.
“Your talk touched my heart!” she shouted in a loud little girl’s voice with tears streaming down her face.
“My heart too,” said her father, also crying, “and I’d like you to know that we drove in all the way from Tucson to hear you speak, because your books . . . have united us as a family in a way that was never possible before. My little girl’s grandparents now have the confidence to tell her and their other grandkids the stories of their own lives, because the stories they read about your family are so similar to their own stories.”
“He’s right,” said the mother, “because now days it’s so easy for kids with TV and their cell phones to just dismiss their grandparents’ stories. Thank you very much for validating the stories of our own familia.”
And there it was.
And so once more I realized why people love my books so much and are willing to drive such long distances to come and hear me speak. Because you see, it’s not me who writes or speaks, it’s our Collective Ancestry who’s BITING AT THE BIT to come to us, to come through us, and let us Know with a capital “K” that on the Other Side of Living, they’re all United in Love, Harmony, and Peace and they’re just waiting for us on This Side of Living to WAKE UP and realize that we are already living in HEAVEN ON EARTH! RIGHT NOW! RIGHT HERE! YOU! ME! WE! WEEE! WEEE! ALL OF US!
So welcome! Mi casa, su casa! And realize we’re all aboard the same SpaceShip called Mother Earth, and so today it’s paramount that we make it our primary mission to help heal her IMMEDIATELY! And hence take us Human People off the most endangered list!
Lion Eyes is a mystical, heartfelt, soul-inspiring love story of timeless relevance. It shows us that our global future lies not just in our politics and religious beliefs, but also in our unwavering love and our forgotten native wisdom that once we find our totem, everything falls into place, even amidst chaos . . . illustrated by one man’s incredible life, which can become the norm for all of humanity!More info →
Rain of Gold
Rain of Gold is a true-life saga of love, family and destiny, pulsing with bold vitality, sweeping from the war-ravaged Mexican mountains of Pancho Villa’s revolution to the Prohibition days of California. Bursting from the pages with real-life characters and passionate drama, RAIN OF GOLD is a major work by a Mexican-American writer of extraordinary power, Victor Villaseñor.More info →
Thirteen Senses: A Memoir
A daring memoir of love, magic, adventure, and miracles, Victor Villaseñor's Thirteen Senses continues the exhilarating family saga that began in the widely acclaimed bestseller Rain of Gold, delivering a stunning story of passion, family, and the forgotten mystical senses that stir within us all.
Thirteen Senses begins with the fiftieth wedding anniversary of the aging former bootlegger Salvador and his elegant wife, Lupe. When asked by a young priest to repeat the sacred ceremonial phrase "to honor and obey," Lupe surprises herself and says. "No, I will not say 'obey'. How dare you! You don't talk to me like this after fifty years of marriage and I now knowing what I know!" After the hilarious shock of Lupe's rejection of the ceremony, the Villaseñor family is forced to examine the love that Lupe and Salvador have shared for so many years -- a universal, gut-honest love that will eventually energize and inspire the couple into old age.More info →
Wild Steps of Heaven
In his critically acclaimed bestseller Rain of Gold, Victor Villaseñor brought his mother's family vividly to life. In Wild Steps Of Heaven, he turns to his father's family, the Villaseñors. Against a vivid backdrop of love and war, magic and heroism, the author breathes life into his father's people--and in particular, the Villaseñor women*Margarita, the indomitable matriarch who was swept away by Don Juan Jesus Villaseñor on the eve of the Mexican revolution*their beautiful daughters, who find strength and endurance in their mother's faith, and searing passion amidst the turmoil of war. But it is little Juan, the youngest son, through whose eyes this tumultuous saga unfolds. Juan would learn from his brother Jose, a hero of the revolution, how to be a man; and from his beloved mother, how to live and love con gusto y amor.More info →
So begins the passionate, touching memoir of Victor Villaseñor. Highly gifted and imaginative as a child, Villaseñor coped with an untreated learning disability (he was finally diagnosed, at the age of forty-four, with extreme dyslexia) and the frustration of growing up Latino in an English-only American school in the 1940s. Despite teachers who beat him because he could not speak English, Villaseñor clung to his dream of one day becoming a writer. He is now considered one of the premier writers of our time.More info →
Crazy Loco Love
His memories of events from 50 years ago are passionately vivid, and at times they seem to leap off the page, striking with such an impact that you wonder how one person could face such abuse of the heart and soul and still emerge with his dignity intact.
He verbosely chronicles his sexual awakening and shares with the reader the pleasures his body, and those of the opposite sex, bring him. If that weren’t enough, his blasphemous conversations with himself about his Catholic faith may prove shocking to some, while others will recoil when they discover what he hides in between the pages of his Bible.More info →
Beyond Rain of Gold
Beyond Rain of Gold is the incredible story behind the writing and publication of Victor Villaseñor’s national bestseller Rain of Gold. In the process of ensuring that his family’s saga would be published as the authentic, true account it was, Villaseñor forged a sacred bond with his father and his indigenous ancestors, who were guiding him from the Other Side. The book eventually became a national bestseller and an enduring favorite of millions of readers.More info →
MACHO details seventeen-year-old Roberto Garcia’s journey from the state of Michoacán, Mexico, to his illegal entry into the United States. His backbreaking work in the vegetable fields of California and the workers’ divided sentiments over César Chavez’s efforts to unionize the workers are chronicled in a style that many critics have compared to John Steinbeck. MACHO is a novel of the conflict of spiritual, social and economic values during the coming of age of a young Mexican.More info →
Jury: The People vs Juan Corona
The page-searing, hour-by-hour documentary that takes you inside the locked doors of the courtroom and reveals the shocking truth behind “the worst series of murders in U.S. history.” –Time Magazine. Twenty-five mutilated bodies – and a man’s life hung on the verdict. From the secret deliberations of the twelve jurors faced with the grim decision…to the bizarre tangle of false evidence, grisly errors, and raging emotions that made their task a soul-wrenching ordeal.More info →
These are the stories of Victor Villaseñor’s childhood. Magical, yet true, they are fables of endurance, defeat and triumph, spirituality, and, always, of love. Handed down through the generations, the Villaseñor’s have been telling these family tales for years. Now, Victor shares them with his unmistakable storyteller style, complete with beautiful imagery and timeless significance.More info →
Snow Goose Global Thanksgiving
We have Christmas, we have Hanukah, we have Easter and Halloween and Valentine’s Day, but we have no celebration for world-wide peace and harmony. And if we really want peace and harmony on earth, then we need a day to rally around, a day of fun and joy. So let’s take our U.S. celebration of Thanksgiving and go global with it. Check our Snow Goose website and learn how there’s nothing we can do to stop World Harmony and Peace. It’s written in the stars and from where we came and to where we will return.More info →
The Stranger and the Red Rooster
One day in a small California barrio, a scary-looking stranger with an ugly scar on his face arrives. Silence falls on the streets. Normally raucous children stop playing, and their fearful mothers quickly beckon them inside. Everyone peeks out of windows and doors to watch the stranger walk down Main Street.More info →
The Frog and His Friends Save Humanity
It’s the Spring of Creation, and all of the animals are busy doing what they do best. There was no confusion. But suddenly, a strange, furless, shell-less creature appears in their midst and the animals are mystified by the strange being. The bear knew that this creature would not be as strong, the deer knew it would not be as fast, and even the grasshopper knew it was not going to hop and screech like him.More info →
Goodnight, Papito Dios
Everyone knows that the trick to putting children to bed is creating a bedtime routine, and in this new children’s story from Victor Villasenor, he recreates his own family’s bedtime tradition.More info →
Little Crow to the Rescue
Little Crow and Father Crow sit on the branch of a tall tree surveying the freshly planted corn field. Father Crow tells Little Crow that the human father and son they see working in the fields do a lot for crows. They plant corn, they move water, and they feed the crows with their fields. The crows sing their gratitude to the farmers, but in spite of their efforts to sing their best songs, the farmers don’t like the crows.More info →
Mother Fox and Mr. Coyote
The home of Mother Fox and her three babies is hidden by the roots of a tree stump in a long valley. In the beautiful fields around their home, Mother Fox cares for her children, who are so tiny they fit in the palm of a human hand. She brings them treats to eat, and she leads them to sit on the rocks in the sun.More info →