Local Author Launches New Children’s Book Inspired by South San Antonio Nature Center

San Antonio native April Monterrosa is set to unveil her latest literary creation, a charming children’s book titled Razoo in the Wetlands. Inspired by the serene beauty of the South San Antonio Nature Center, Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, which celebrates 20 years this year, this delightful tale follows the journey of Razoo, an enthusiastic dachshund.

In Razoo in the Wetlands, readers will follow Razoo as he embarks on an adventure but soon finds himself lost after straying from his group. Along the way, Razoo encounters a host of friendly animals who assist him in finding his way back to his human mom, teaching him valuable lessons about responsibility and the importance of staying with his group.

Razoo in the Wetlands will officially launch at the 3rd Annual Southside Book Fair. Monterrosa’s book will be available for purchase, offering families a heartwarming story rooted in the natural splendor of South San Antonio.

April Monterrosa, the creative mind behind this endearing tale, is an author, entrepreneur, speaker, business mentor, and radio personality. As the publisher of Live From The Southside Magazine, Monterrosa is deeply ingrained in her community, actively contributing to various boards and organizations. Her dedication to civic leadership has earned her recognition from the National Women’s Business Association, the 87th Texas Legislature, and the prestigious President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The talented Jesus R. Garcia, an award-winning automotive journalist, writer, and artist, illustrates Razoo in the Wetlands. With his distinctive style, Garcia brings Monterrosa’s captivating narrative to life, captivating readers of all ages.

The Southside Book Fair, now in its third consecutive year, promises to celebrate literature, community, and family fun. Scheduled for March 24, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., this free event will occur at the Texas Sugar Daddies Event Venue on the Por Vida Academy campus at 1135 Mission Road, San Antonio, TX 78210.

Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the enchanting story Razoo in the Wetlands and join April Monterrosa and Jesus R. Garcia at the Southside Book Fair for a day of literary delight.