Public Speaking and Events

The historic Rancho Villaseñor is available for onsite events.

Victor is available to speak at your venue or event. To make arrangements use the contact form below to provide the details.

The historic Rancho Villaseñor (pictured above) in Oceanside California is also available for onsite events and provides many amenities. Rancho Villaseñor is perfect for a writer’s retreat, group discussions, workshops and more.

For more information contact Linda at or call  760-822-2296.

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Booking & Lecture Topics

A gifted and accomplished speaker, Victor Villaseñor, in his candid and heartfelt manner, brings a fresh perspective to a number of universal themes, including pride in cultural heritage, strength of family, the power of the written word, dedication to education and personal achievement, and world harmony and peace.

For more information contact Linda at or call  760-822-2296.

For Students/Parents/Community/Organizations and Private Events

  • Tools of Genius: Using the whole brain, decision making, and expanding our consciousness beyond the limiting world of five senses
  • Biography & Autobiographic Writing: Finding the courage and skill to write your own unique, wonderful, genius-story
  • One Race, the Human Race: At one time we were all indigenous people – fearless and wild of heart!
  • Family and Quality of Life: Pride in heritage, family, and the power of personal achievement through vision, education, and perseverance.
  • Herstory Instead of History: How . . . if women of substance had written the story of humanity, we would see we aren’t the species that we think we are.
  • Have Victor join your family reunion or private event.
  • “I expected you to give us a long, boring lecture and I have to apologize for having such a wrong inclination. I was so stunned that you had effected everyone who listened to you speak. You have no idea how much I appreciate your visit . . .” –Lorna Brennan 9th Grade Class
  • “After hearing you speak my husband started to question his denial of his heritage. Your words truly reached him in a way that no therapist or I have been able to.” –Carolyn Reed

Teacher Training and Workshops

  • Promoting Genius: How to access the Genius in yourself, and in your students
  • Cultural Diversity & Response Time: High expectations for all students to succeed and tools to reach them
  • Herstory: Her-story and His-story through balanced energies
  • Dyslexia: Living and learning through the gift of dyslexia
  • Legends: How to make your own personal story into a living legend of indestructible power

“After hearing him, I was invigorated to get back into my classroom, to embrace my role as an educator with a tighter hug than ever before.” – Kelly Featherstone

“Your speech and your talk at the luncheon have changed the path of my career. I will go on June 10th and take my certification for ESL and History. I am beginning training in the fall to become a reading specialist.” – Lori Lucas 7th Grade Language Arts

Did you know that . . .

  • RAIN OF GOLD is on the CA State Board of Education recommended reading list for grades 9-12
  • BURRO GENIUS is on the New York Public Library Recommended Books for the Teen Age List of 12 to 18 years old
  • Students at a Los Angeles high school were caught reading WALKING STARS, RAIN OF GOLD, and BURRO GENIUS at recess and after school at the bus stop, and even during lunch.
  • One student at a Bay Area continuation high school, who’d never read a book in his life before, was told that if he just read the first three chapters of RAIN OF GOLD he wouldn’t have to do anything else for the rest of the semester. After reading the first three chapters, he asked if he could read the whole book and he became so excited upon finishing the book, that he had his friends read it and then had his teacher send a letter to Victor to come to their school. Victor went. And now this previously troubled gang member is in college, studying to become a teacher.


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  • Aug 29 | Oceanside, CA | Oceanside Public Library, 2-4 pm, presentation and signing
  • Sept 24 | Chicago, IL |  National Museum of Mexican Art, presentation
  • Oct 15-19 | Moscow, ID | Multiple presentations and signings
  • Nov 22 | Oceanside, CA | Snow Goose Global Thanksgiving Celebration, host 1 – 5 pm, 1302 Stewart St., Oceanside 92054, for details
  • Dec (tba) | Notre Dame, IN | Notre Dame University, presentation

Past Events: 2015

  • July | San Diego, CA | Fiesta del Sol, presentation and book signing
  • July | Idyllwild, CA | Future Leaders Inland Empire, presenter
  • July | Julian, CA | Julian Youth Summer Retreat, presenter
  • July| Oxnard, CA | Oxnard Library, presentation and book signing
  • Jun | San Diego, CA | InterTribal Youth, Art of Storytelling presentation
  • Jun | San Francisco, Ca | American Librarian Association convention, book signing,  San Francisco Main Library, presentation and signing, International Latino Book Awards Assoc, Winner,  Best Spiritual Book, Revenge of a Catholic Schoolboy
  • May | Riverside, CA | Inland Empire Latino Book Festival, presenter
  • Apr | Los Angeles, CA | L.A. Times Festival of Books, presenter and signing
  • Apr| Fallbrook, CA|  Fallbrook Library and High School presentations
  • Mar |  Fallbrook, CA |  Fallbrook a Leer/Reading Family Literacy, presenter


  • Dec | Los Angeles, CA |  Peace Summit of the Americas,  Honored as Peace Ambassador for the Americas
  • Nov | Oceanside, CA | Snow Goose Global Thanksgiving Celebration, host
  • Nov | Ventura, CA | Affordable Housing Celebration, presenter
  • Oct | Oakland, CA |  Holy Names Catholic University, follow-up to workship
  • Sept | Oaxaca, Mexico | Universidad de Benito Juarez,  Presentation to bilingual student teachers, Writing workshop with bilingual student teachers, Oaxacan Writers Facultad de Idiomas, American Book Club, Oaxaca Lending Library, presenter
  • Sept | Escondido, CA | Escondido Library, presenter and book signing
  • Aug |  Oakland, CA | Holy Names Catholic University, workshop leader

Awards and Recognition:

Winner, San Diego Book Award, Best Spiritual Book:

Revenge of a Catholic Schoolboy

Winner, International Latino Book Awards, Best Spiritual Book:

Revenge of a Catholic Schoolboy

            Abrazo Award

Lab School Washington, DC, Distinguished Author

John Steinbeck Institute, founding chair

City Proclamation, Santa Ana, CA

3-time Pulitzer Prize Nominee


Snow Goose Global Thanksgiving

In 1992 Victor Villaseñor manifested his vision for world peace by creating Snow Goose Global Thanksgiving Celebration of Peace and Harmony.