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About Dolores Cruz

Background Story

The accidental writer...

Having utilized her writing skills during her career as a teacher as well as during her pursuit of a Masters degree in Educational Administration, Dolores Cruz had never thought about writing a book until her youngest child, Eric, was killed in a car accident in May of 2017 at age 24. During the ensuing months, as she tried to untangle herself from her web of grief and total inability to understand how this could happen, she began putting her feelings, her pain, and her love for Eric on paper.

What resulted was her book “Look Around; A Mother’s Journey from Grief and Despair to Healing and Hope.” This work tells not only the story of Dolores's spiritual journey, but also about Eric, who he was, how he touched all those around him, and how she now understands that he was meant to come to this world for a short time so that his family could continue to learn, grow, and pass on his legacy of love.

Dolores is a retired school teacher who has continued writing through her blog, Look Around (doloreslookaround, while also teaching tap dance through the local community college. She takes yoga classes and acting classes, and enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors enjoying nature, as well as spending time with her husband and three children. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and their two boxer dogs, Rocky and Brandy.

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