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Rafael M. Ayala

Sacramento, California, United States

Mr. Ayala comes from a humble background as the son of migrant workers who entered the United States through the Braceros program in the 1950's. Mr. Ayala's father and mother were hard working farm laborers, additinoally Mr. Ayala's father was a composer/lyricist who formed his own band and played at local bars and clubs. Mr. Ayala inherited his father's love of music and ability to compose both the music and lyrics. He also inherited his mother's love of books and storytelling.

In his thirties, Mr. Ayala began recording his music under his own label, while working fulltime by day. During the course of Mr. Ayala's life he has written and recorded over 30 songs; reflecting life near our southern border and his personal experiences.

During his 23 year Immigration Consultant career, Mr. Ayala outlined the first volume of the The Attila Family Saga, and shortly thereafter began writing in earnest. The first three volumes of the Attila Family Saga have been completed and Mr. Ayala has commenced work on the fourth volume. Also in the works is a law enforcement suspense novel.

Interests: composing music, book writing, recording

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • The Attila Family Saga: Forgotten Mexican Gunslingers
  • The Attila Family Saga: Perilous Times
  • The Attila Family Saga: The Saga Continues