Nonagenarian Rockville Author Inspires Others
Through this love story of two people from very different cultures, Chavarria takes the reader on an engrossing journey of the contrasting lives of a rich, Manhattan socialite and a humble Costa Rican environmental attorney. Filled with suspense and intrigue, the author captivates readers as she weaves a story of the struggle between a greedy developer and a community trying to protect its vital resources and culture.
At a recent book signing of her book, Chavarria met 72-year-old minister Rev. Gloria Lyles, a Silver Spring resident, who said that she had been procrastinating about completing her doctorate because of one difficult course. After reading in a local newspaper that Chavarria had published her book at age 90, after originally becoming discouraged and letting the manuscript sit on the shelf for several years, Lyles said she was encouraged to finally enroll in the course that will allow her to get her Ph.D. “I said that if this woman could publish her book at that age, then I could complete the course. She really inspired me.”
To learn more about Chavarria and her book, visit LetUsDreamOfTurtles.com.