An Escape to Freedom

The Boy Who Said No: An Escape to Freedom is a riveting tale of love, friendship and adventure. Based on a true story, it chronicles the life of Frank Mederos, who grows up under the Castro regime, is drafted into the army, is promoted to special forces and defects to join his girlfriend who has left with her family for America. This fast-paced thriller keeps your attention until the last page is turned.

Released on June 4, 2013 by Oceanview Publishing.  Pre-order at Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com  Available wherever books are sold.


The Boy Who Said No is a beautifully written story of love, friendship and adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed the descriptions of Cuban...
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“In The Boy Who Said No Frank Mederos exhibits uncommon courage in making his way to freedom. Against great odds he manages...
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Author Interview

Q. When did you start writing?

A. When I got out of college, I took a job as assistant to the president of a small Manhattan public relations firm.  Our clients included many of the nation’s top magazines. I nagged the president for the opportunity to write press releases, but he refused saying, “Everybody thinks they can write, but very few people can.”

Once, when he was out sick, I took it upon myself to write a press release on a breaking political story.  It was picked up by all major media outlets...

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About the Author

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