Cora J. Ramos is a writer of short stories of mystery and suspense that have won awards and been published in the anthology, Valley Fever, Where Murder is Contagious, and in an anthology outside the United States; German Sisters-in-Crime anthology, Murder Between Knife and Fork.
Her first novel, Dance the Dream Awake, is a paranormal romantic suspense, set in present day but with a past life, dual time line of a Mayan life lived in the Yucatan, Mexico, around 800-900 A.D. (It is published with Black Opal Books, June 2015.)
That novel was a result of a paranormal, déjà vu incident that happened at the ruins of Coba, an ancient Mayan temple site, while vacationing on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. The seeds of inspiration from that trip sprouted into this story. She keeps journals of her dreams, poems -- all inspiration for her paintings and stories.
Her newest novel completed, Haiku Dance (published with Black Opal Books in May, 2016), is a sizzling historical romance set in Japan, 980 A.D. at the height of the Heian era and reminicent of the 'pillow books' of that era.