Author Richard Sotelo Berlanga’s 2012 novel “Our Bigfoot Family: The Adventures of Mark and Rita: The Beginning” (published by Trafford Publishing) tells an endearing and exciting story of woodland adventures, Bigfoot and true love.
When 12-year-old Mark Williams wanders off and becomes lost, a pack of wolves descends on him, and Mark is sure he won’t survive. Then something amazing happens. A Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, rescues him from the wolves and carries Mark to the safety of the home he shares with Lady Bigfoot. Mark loves the gentle creatures, and he grows quite accustomed to the wilderness lifestyle. Soon, he even begins to think of the two creatures as his surrogate parents.
Eight years later, something unexpected happens. A plane crashes in the forest, and the only survivor is the governor’s beautiful daughter, Rita. Mark rescues her, and the two soon fall in love.
When a search party finds Mark and Rita, Mark has a difficult choice to make. He doesn’t want to leave his Bigfoot mother and father behind, but Rita’s father doesn’t want his little girl living in the forest, either! Will Mark and Rita be able to stay in the woods, or will they be forced to return to civilization?
“Our Bigfoot Family” has been selected for inclusion in the Gold Seal program, which recognizes excellence in writing and overall potential.