Pedro E. Mata Palacios is the author of Pericucho, memoirs written in Spanish- a compilation of his prose, poetry and paintings. Pedro was born in Ecuador, South America and immigrated to California at the age of twenty five. He became a United State citizen and made this country his home. He just celebrated fifty years of marriage and living in California. He has travelled around the world with members of his family and with some good friends. His paintings depict the cities of his travels as he sees them. His accounts portray the persons in his life with humor and fondness, his grandmother, his father, his many aunts, cousins and friends. He relates tales about dogs, canaries, a broom, a turtle, a goat, a donkey, a monkey, a chicken, a duck and ants. Pedro is a collector of Stories, paintings and books, lot of books.