Tim S. Vasquez, Coach, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Part-Time Wordsmith
A story of hard work and the love of family, Tim S. Vasquez’s colorful tale gives young readers a closer look at what matters most.
Tim S. Vasquez’s casual, easy-to-read writing style has collided with his vast life experiences to create his long-awaited first book, The Taco Stand. Growing up in the kitchen of his parents’ Mexican restaurant in Tempe, Arizona, has provided him the impetus for the book. Tim is the owner and operator of his family’s restaurants, Someburros and Isabel’s Amor, where he strives each and every day to honor the legacy of his Nana Isabel and Tata Poncho.
Tim’s love of baseball and working with young children led him to host free baseball clinics for the underprivileged boys and girls of Guadalupe, Arizona, where his family has deep roots. That is what sparked his passion for giving back. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Frank Elementary School in Guadalupe to give children who come from humble beginnings the ability to rise up, succeed, and even pay it forward someday.
The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from his book:
A story of hard work and the love of family, Tim Vasquez’s colorful tale, The Taco Stand, gives young readers a closer look at what matters most. The story explores what happens when Isabel, known throughout Phoenix for her sensational, crave-able tacos, gets an offer to take those tacos mainstream and open a franchise—but the offer comes at the expense of time with family. As Isabel mulls her options and debates exactly just how much family time is truly worth, young readers will develop a better understanding of the fact that there are some things in life you simply can’t put a price on.
Why the author is an authority on the subject of his book:
Growing up in the kitchen of his parents’ Mexican restaurant in Tempe, Arizona, provided Tim S. Vasquez with the inspiration for writing the book. Tim is the owner and operator of his family’s restaurants, Someburros and Isabel’s Amor, where he strives each and every day to honor the legacy of his Nana Isabel and Tata Poncho.
Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:
Tim S. Vasquez would be honored to come to your school or party and share The Taco Stand with your group. This book is near and dear to his heart and he welcomes the opportunity to not only read it to young children, but also to share his family’s legacy in the restaurant business—from Ponchos to Someburros!
When Tim visits your school or event, he brings the WHOLE package! Not only will he read the book, he also comes loaded with TACOS FOR EVERYONE! Each person in attendance will get to enjoy one of Isabel’s “famous tacos” just like in the story.
The ideal group size is 75-125 children, but he can work with any group size with a 50-person minimum.
Tim will also donate two personalized, signed copies of The Taco Stand to your school library.
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