Cecilia Samartin

Cecilia Samartin was born in Havana in the midst of Fidel Castro's revolution. She grew up in Los Angeles as a fully bicultural, bilingual American. She studied psychology at UCLA and marriage and family therapy at Santa Clara University. Deeply concerned with the lack of Spanish speakers in her profession, Cecilia has practiced within the Latino communities in some of the most impoverished inner-city areas of San Jose and Los Angeles. She lives with her British-born husband in San Gabriel, California.

Books by this Author

Tarnished Beauty
Broken Paradise

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Dare to dream

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm told that I have a warm and welcoming smile.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. When I'm on the phone and someone in the room starts talking to me at the same time...I find that very annoying!

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Losing the people I love.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I would love to be able to play classical guitar like Christopher Parkening.