Local author stopped at Alicia Salinas Public Library on Wednesday to promote and sign his novel.
The Jim Wells County Historical Commission invited Author Alfredo Cadenas to discuss his novel, Balo's War.
“Although my book is fictional it is based on historical facts,” Cadenas said.
The book is based on El Plan de San Diego; a historical event that occurred 100 years ago which impacted Duval County and South Texas history. Revealed in 1915, the Plan de San Diego was an incendiary manifesto calling for revolution and insurrection against the United States.
The idea of El Plan de San Diego was to take over six southern states and make a nation separate from the United States or Mexico, Cardenas said.
“Not many people know about El Plan,” Cardenas said. "I came upon it by chance."
“It's not taught in history class.”
After the presentation, Cardenas took photos and signed books.
“I came from Corpus Christi, but I didn't get here on time for his presentation. I really like this book and I bought it on my Kindle,” said Rosa Meza Harrison, an attorney originally from Benavides. “He can't sign my Kindle so Mr. Cardenas signed a book marker for me.”
Cardenas is unsure if he'll write a sequel to Balo's War.