In My Mother’s Footsteps ~ Press Release


CONTACT: Jennifer Garcia aka Forbes Arnone



“Anela Alborn’s life is a lie. After growing up without the love of a father, her mother reveals his identity. Tragedy strikes and she sets off on an adventure that leads to more than she could ever imagine. Bumping into Christian Sivers distracts her from the real man of her dreams, her father. Will he live up to her dreams? And does she follow in her mother’s footsteps?”

Long Beach, California, June 29––Local romance author and recycling business owner Jennifer Garcia of Long Beach, will debut her contemporary romance novella “In My Mother’s Footsteps” July 2, 2013 as part of Renaissance Romance Publishing’s Beach Reads line. She is planning a release party in September for her launch, which will include the launch of her debut contemporary romance novel “My Mr. Manny.”

Garcia, part owner of her family’s recycling business at ARC Recycling Center and member of Romance Writers for America group, has been working toward publication for over a year while going to college full-time and caring for her family. In addition, she is founder of “Italian Brat’s Obsessions” an online blog and community aimed at helping Indie authors and readers find each other.

Set in Sausalito, California, “In My Mother’s Footsteps” is a contemporary romance of Anela Alborn, a college student, whose life was just turned upside down. When her mother reveals after twenty-two years that she does in fact have a father her world crumbles from the lies. Anela runs from her mother and does not speak to her for almost a year when tragedy strikes and forgiveness is not an option.

Anela must learn how to carry on with so much guilt when she receives a graduation gift from her mother. This takes her to the island of Oahu in Hawaii where Anela sets off on a journey to find her long lost father. While looking for her father, an unexpected soldier catches her attention. Christian and her father take Anela on a journey of the island.

Garcia is available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings contact