Hello there! I was born in the Los Angeles area and, also, grew up in the Land of Enchantment in Albuquerque. Depending on the genre, I write under the names Belinda Austin for Mystery and Suspense novels; B. Austin for Science Fiction and Fantasy; and Belinda Vasquez Garcia for historical fiction.
I confess to always being a nerd. I have a degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of New Mexico (click here to learn more). I worked as a Software Engineer and Web Developer for many years. The only tech work I do now is my own website, along with any graphics for my books. I mixed my extensive knowledge of technology with my novelist skills to write a fantastical book entitled Alicia's Misadventures in Computer Land. Anyone who loves fairy tales, Alice in Wonderland, or just wants a good laugh will enjoy this book.
I have a strong Native American influence from my youth. This old Native American with skin like leather, used to visit my dad and they'd sit around the table, smoke and drink. He wore a bandana around his iron-grey hair, with a braid falling to the middle of his back. He wore whiskey-stained khakis, a colorful Native American shirt and high-top tennis shoes. My dad would sputter words of drunken wisdom and the old man would grunt. He'd then wobble drunkenly to the end of our street where he worked as a live-in summer gardner for my aunt. He perspired in a one-room shed with a cot for a bed. He is the inspiration for my novel Return of the Bones.
I confess to being a perfectionist and do a lot of research to add as much realism as possible to my paranormal books or any other supernatural novels I write. I like to add magic, even to my historical fiction
In case you think I might look familiar, I've, also,lived in El Paso, Austin, Fort Worth, Phoenix, Denver and the Tampa and Orlando areas.
From the bottom of my heart, I sincerely thank you for your interest in my books! If you wish to know more about me, I have written some memoirs.
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