New short story exemplifies man’s determination to survive

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Young author Maya Engenheiro pens delightful tale that echoes the motto ‘I Will Survive’

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A simple story of man’s determination to survive as told by a child makes for an intriguing and captivating read.

From eleven-year-old author Maya Engenheiro comes a fascinating read for a debut as she plays on themes of courage and determination in “I Will Survive” (published by Xlibris). A simple story of man’s determination to survive as told by a child makes for an intriguing and captivating read.

Joanne, Russel, Jade and Jake are just the typical miners you would expect on a mining expedition, but not this mission. The four miners’ goals are to go Peru to discover the rare ruby diamond, a gem discovered in ancient times by mountain men and has never been found since. When the foursome reaches Peru, they find the unusual mine. There, this story’s heroes are met with an occurrence they had not expected. It seems like nature or an entirely different force does not want them to lay their hands on the famed mineral. Will they make it out of the place alive?

Readers are invited to find out as they bury themselves within the delightful pages of this new offer, resonating man’s resolve to get out of a situation alive, with the words, “I Will Survive.”

“I Will Survive”
By Maya Engenheiro
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 78 pages | ISBN 9781499033908
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 78 pages | ISBN 9781499033915
E-Book | 78 pages | ISBN 9781499033892
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Maya Engenheiro was born on January 28, 2003. She is currently 11 years old. She lives in Bronxville, N. Y., with her parents and brother and loves to write. Other hobbies include art, drama, chess and piano. She has also recently won a national art contest and has participated in many chess tournaments. She has two cats, Kit Kat and Snickers. One of her dreams is to become an author.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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