As a young boy, Estevan Vega never really felt interested in the written word. Far more fascinating things like comic book superheroes and sketching fantastical beings caught his eye and captured a wild spirit. But in the fifth grade, writing short essays for a standoffish teacher ignited a fire that is still burning. Using his witty and imaginative father as a springboard for ideas, Vega set out to write a full manuscript. His dream to become a published author came forth when he was just 15 years old, releasing his first literary creation, Servant of the Realm, to the world, a story about a teenager who sees the future deaths of those he loves and tries to change it.
"There is something therapeutic and natural about breathing life into the mundane, or finding escape through odd characters and strange concepts," says Vega.
The Sacred Sin, his second book, was published when he was 18, and shows a darker edge and deeper intensity than his first effort. The Sacred Sin bleeds with honesty and emotion, and tells the story of Jude Foster, a cynical self-loathing detective, assigned to bring down a serial killer capable of stealing victim's souls without ever touching them. Stopping this ghost killer, fighting against his demons, his inner darkness, may be the only path toward sanity and a new beginning. With a curiosity for the supernatural, as well as a feeling of disconnection from the complacency of mankind, Vega's story-lines dwell somewhere in between fiction and reality, a place where the world is as blurred and irregular as human choice and consequence. Vega resides in Connecticut, a small New England state most people forget about. His passion for writing is matched only for his ideal notions about love and his faith. He is currently hard at work trying to find a publisher for his latest book, tentatively titled A BOY CALLED ARSON. Estevan Vega is the middle son of four, and he is a sophomore English major at Gordon College. For more information, or to find out about both of his books, please visit www.estevanvega.com
Estevan Vega books reviewed
- Servant of the Realm
- The Sacred Sin
- A Boy Called Arson