Ron Chávez was the owner of the famous Route 66 Club Café in Santa Rosa, NM during that epic Route 66 nostalgic times after it officially closed. Chávez and his café enjoyed fame in world wide major media where he spun stories about how he shined shoes in front of the Club Café as a little boy and about the intriguing brilliance of people he met over the years in his cafe. In time he was known as the Route 66 storyteller. Chávez was born in the village of Puerto de Luna on the banks of the Pecos River in New Mexico USA. Today, Ten Cents a Shine: A Route 66 Odyssey is his new novel in progress. After turning seventy he published Time of Triumph, a collection of his short stories and poetry. His poetry is in both Spanish and English. After turning seventy-five he published his debut novel Winds of Wild Fire which has already received six literary awards. Chávez lives and writes in Taos, New Mexico USA.