Yoxani Bastidas

Captivating Romance with a Spanish Flair

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Yoxani Bastidas grew up in the countryside of northern Mexico. She had a very happy childhood without many of the conveniences of modern life, like color TV or a refrigerator. She has always been fascinated by antiques and the old ways of life they represent. Writing historical romance has given her the chance to explore her country’s past and tell its stories.

The Fact of the Matter…

The fact of the matter is that I like to eat my food with spice and when I say spice I mean raw jalapeño peppers on the side please. Some might dislike the fact that as part of my culture I never learned to love chocolate, which is ironic having been raised in the root of the cacao trees. I love dogs, small inoffensive fluffy dogs to be more specific although lately I have been mulling about getting a Goldendoddle, we’ll see how that goes. I was raised on a small farm where I learned to use scissors backwards and then groomed the five sheep my dad watched over. Back then it all seemed like a silly deed but now that I’m a full grown woman and I still use the scissors backwards… well not too funny anymore.  The fact of the matter is that at times, when people see me cutting with scissors, they ask if I need assistance. Nope, thanks to a handful of sheep who didn’t mind walking around looking like a donkey had chewed them and then spit them back into the world, I’m actually quite handy with scissors.

“Life is an adventure”


“The pen is the tongue of the soul; as are the thoughts engendered there, so will be the things written.”

Miguel de Cervantes.

Life is a Dream

Often times you will find me saying that life is an adventure, make no mistake I know that at times life can be very hard, but I have found on my journey that, the more I fight my difficulties, the tougher they tend to become so…


Dreams are Fantasies

…instead of worrying or getting mad at the circumstances I decided best to move forward and how do I do that?…

Fantasies are Reality

…well, by enjoying the little things, by making memories worth remembering every single day with those I love the most, by finding the fun in the drama of daily life and smiling at adversity.