An immigrant child, a romantic girl, Marisela Adams was born in Palau, Cuahuila, Mexico into a very distinguished family. The family was one of the first white families to settle among the Kickapoo Indians in the Valley of Roses in Cuahuila. Her paternal great grandfather and great grandmother were Don Marcelino Aguilar and Doña Vita Aguilar Elizondo, owners of the Santa Cruz and Guadalupe Haciendas. Her maternal great grandfather and grandmother were Don Ignacio Sánchez and Doña Dolores Sánchez Siller. Her grandfather and grandmother were Don Jesus Aguilar Elizondo and Doña Matilde Aguilar Sánchez Siller.
Don Marcelino and her grandfather Jesus were great friends of the Kickapoo Indians. They were particularly fond of the Kickapoo Chieftain Papicuano who often came to visit them at the Santa Cruz hacienda. Don Marcelino and her grandfather Jesus often visited Papicuano at the Kickapoo settlement called El Nacimiento. Today the Kickapoo Indians continue to have a settlement at El Nacimiento and migrate to Texas periodically. Her grandfather taught her words from the Kickapoo language, so that when she met Kickapoo Indians she would be able to talk with them. Marisela has transferred all of these great memories of the Kickapoo Indians into her book “For a Taste of Morgan” which turns this book into a rich, cultural tapestry of the Kickapoo and Mexican cultures.
Marisela Adams grew up in Texas. Her full family name is Marisela Argelia Cortez Aguilar Sánchez Siller. Her maternal grandfather came from Spanish landowners. Her maternal grandmother came from the Silleres in Saltillo, Cuahuila, who were a family of lawyers, judges, poets, and writers. The Silleres are of German descent, the original name being Schiller, which was changed to Siller in Mexico. She gets her writing talent from both her grandfather and mother’s gene pool.
Marisela came to Los Angeles, California and attended California State University at Los Angeles. She met her husband Jim, a financial planner. Their explosive meetings were like a true romance novel. They hated each other on site, fell in love, married, produced two bright children, Jim and Danube, and have been happily married since. Now, she has four very bright grandsons whom she loves dearly. Marisela Adams has written since she was eight years old. At the university, she studied to be a teacher, a school counselor and administrator. Now, she has decided to dedicate her time doing what she loves to do best and that’s writing. Marisela Adams enjoys immensely the romance novel which she feels has a special place in her heart and in the reader’s heart. She plans to dedicate all of her time to her writing career. FOR A TASTE OF MORGAN is the first of several romance novels she will be publishing for you.
A little background about Marisela Adams, she was a cheerleader in junior and high school. In junior high and high school, cheerleaders had to try out before the student body, do their ‘sales pitch’ and perform a cheer. The whole student body voted and decided who was going to be cheerleader.
Marisela loves adventure and has done some pretty exciting things in her life. She loves to sing. She took voice lessons. She loves horses. She thinks her body remembers through time when her mother lived at the Santa Cruz Hacienda which had many horses. That is how she explains her love of horses. She likes to go horseback riding. She enjoys trap shooting. She does not like killing animals. On the contrary, her home is full of animals living in their natural, wild environment: bears, mountain lions, coyotes, gray foxes, deer, skunks, raccoons, bobcats, hawks, birds of all kinds, etc.
Marisela loves to dance, ballroom dancing, talk with people. She is comfortable walking into a room full of strangers, introducing herself and starting a conversation.
Need I say it? Marisela loves to read. She reads a book every two days, mostly fiction, but she also reads serious, political non-fiction. She is very involved in the politics of the day. She quotes President Ronald Reagan, our 40th president of the United States (1911-2004), who said that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. He said that we didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It is something that must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and their children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. In other words, if each new generation does not watch over the Constitution and does not make the right decisions to protect it, the republic and all rights, liberties and freedoms granted to us by the Constitution and Bill of Rights will be lost. She takes her job of watching over the Constitution very seriously.
She wore many hats as a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. She was an officer in the Coast Guard Auxiliary too. She taught classes on seamanship. She translated the Coast Guard’s book on ‘Boating and Seamanship’ from English to Spanish. She was an observer, flying with her husband, patrolling the California Coasts for any unusual activity which she would transmit back to the Coast Guard.