ANTONIO RAMOS - Editor of "In
Antonio Ramos (“Tony”) was born in Wilmington, Delaware,
grew up in Brooklyn, New York and now splits his time between New York
City and Florida. Tony began writing at the age of eleven, composing
songs, poems and short stories. Throughout the years he joined workshops
and writing organizations in order to strengthen his writing skills.
Tony spent many years writing, often writing at night after work, on
weekends and on the commuter trains or buses. During this period of
learning, discovery and experimenting, he wrote many short stories until
the small piles of unpublished manuscripts became large piles.
Tony had never contemplated the idea of writing a full-length novel,
and, in fact, was quite terrified of such a monumental task. But then
such a task, though daunting and seemingly impossible, turned out to
become a true labor of love for Tony. Tony Ramos’ deep love for
history and for his Hispanic heritage caused him to spend hours upon
hours researching these two topics. These forces propelled him into
researching Spanish history. He delved into Spain’s long forgotten
past and found a plethora of historical information and based upon his
research, published his first book, Profound Crossroads.
Tony Ramos believes that Puerto Ricans, in fact, all Hispanics share
a common thread that goes back to the mother land. There is so much
about their heritage that Hispanics do not know and this, at least to
his way of thinking, is a tragedy. Tony Ramos believes in the notion
that Hispanics must not only embrace their Indian heritage but must
also embrace their Spanish heritage. Tony also believes that the Spanish
language is beautiful and nothing sounds better to his ears when he
hears ancient surnames majestically rolling out of peoples’ tongues.
He is proud to bear a Spanish surname and feels that Hispanics should
never be ashamed about who they are. Hispanics should be proud of their
culture and heritage and should strive to learn more about them.
Tony says that writing for him is like an eternal fire that blazes in
the pit of his soul, never dampening and never faltering. It is the
driving force that gets him up at the crack of dawn to sit before his
computer and rattle the keyboard through the morning and well into the
Tony Ramos is married to his childhood sweetheart, has three children,
and two grandchildren.