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Welcome to Mestengo Books, a gathering place for my work.

Mustang is a popular online moniker because it speaks to strength and endurance. It’s a good symbol for me because it characterizes my nature: untamed; need for freedom of movement; strength and endurance. Mustangs have survived the wilds of the Americas since the Spanish first brought them here, making them, by nature, a hardy breed.

The word mestengo has a neat history: its origin is from 16th century Spanish that translates to wild, stray, ownerless. I knew the moment I saw it I’d found the right name. Anyone who knows me can certainly attest to the fact that I am, without a doubt, una mestenga.

Denise Thunderhawk, Writer/Author