GUEST BLOG: What Inspired Me To Write My Book by James Ruvalcaba Plus Giveaway!

Hello, I’m James Ruvalcaba the Author of The Light Through the Pouring Rain and I’m here today to write about what inspired me to write my book. To give a bit of background to my book I detail the trials and tribulations of enduring a cancer diagnosis. I go into detail about how my fiancé Anabel and I dealt with it and keep our eyes to the sky and used our faith in God to make it to the end. Unfortunately, my fianceé, Anabel didn’t make it and she passed away, so now I tell our story on my own with hopes to carry on her legacy and be a testimony of God’s goodness. So today I bring to you my inspiration on why I decided to write my book.

In my final moments with my fiancé, I promised her that I would “ continue to honor her legacy by telling our story together and would always speak her name at any given opportunity.” My inspiration to tell our story has so many layers to it, but my main reason is simply a promise.

I will never forget the last words I whispered to her and she was in a constant state of being conscious and unconscious. I will forever cherish our last moments together, but the promise I made to her that day drives me to this day.

Promise by definition is a declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen. I made a declaration to my fiancee two years ago and two years later I came through on that promise. So many times I’ve experienced letdowns and broken promises as I believe we all experience at one point or another,  but I would be ashamed if I would break this promise. It drives me every single day to push forward with hopes to touch and inspire others in the world with not only getting through a cancer diagnosis but with perspectives and the constant sense of humor we used to get by day to day. I promise to anybody who is reading this blog you will get through it please don’t get caught up in the would’ve, could’ve, should’ve of the past. Please don’t get sidetracked by the anxieties of tomorrow. Just stay in the moment and take it one day at a time.

About The Book

Publication Date: December 21, 2020

An emotional page turner that gives a first hand look into the lives of a young couple madly in love and eager to start their lives together, only to have it all halted by a cancer diagnosis. With no clear road map on how to navigate their new normal, James and Anabel proceed into uncharted territory, hand-in-hand, with the love of their families and their faith in God to guide them.



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About The Author

Hello, I’m James Ruvalcaba. I am the author of The Light Through the Pouring Rain.

I am a family man and hold them near and dear to me. I am a down-to-earth person that loves creating conversations.I  believe the more we communicate the more we see the beauty of God’s previous workings. In pursuit of my God-given mission, I began writing because of a promise I made to my Fiance on her last day. I wanted to honor my fiance’s legacy and to be a testimony of God’s goodness. I continue to tell stories and hope to achieve telling stories that uplift others, give some perspective on life, and to walk away with a  sense of inspiration. If they can take lessons and perspectives given in my words to their own lives then I feel I accomplished what I set out to do.


Blog Tour Schedule

October 4: Novels Alive
October 4: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
October 11: Literary Gold
October 18: The Avid Reader
October 18: Uplifting Reads
October 25: Viviana MacKade
November 1: All the Ups and Downs
November 8: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
November 15: Novels Alive – review only
November 15: Rogue’s Angels
November 22: Fabulous and Brunette

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Dayna Linton
Dayna is the owner of not only Novels Alive but of Day Agency, a full-service self-publishing agency for independent authors. She has been assisting independent authors to achieve their dreams of becoming published authors for over 15 years. From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors to the first-time author to every author in between. Dayna is a self-professed bibliophile. While dancing has always been her first love, reading came as a very, very close second, with gardening coming in as a close third. Dayna is also the divorced mom of four adult children and a very proud grandma. She is also a web designer, social media specialist, book blogger, and reviewer. She's a long-time Disney lover and a Utah Jazz, Utah Utes, and Dallas Cowboys fan. See Dayna's reviews here: Dayna's Reviews


  1. Thank you for sharing your guest post and book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and am looking forward to reading your story

  2. “To give a bit of background to my book I detail the trials and tribulations of enduring a cancer diagnosis.”

    A great topic. My father is going through this right now.


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