Deborah Martinez-Martinez, PhD.
is CEO of the publishing company Vanishing Horizons and is a writer of fiction and non-fiction of the Southwest. In conjunction with co-founder and business partner Robert Pacheco, Vanishing Horizons publishes memoir, historical, and cultural works by offering editorial and writing services.
For 20 years, Deborah recruited students in Colorado and New Mexico for Colorado State University at Pueblo and for eight years she recruited for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Educational Service Center. She served as interim director of the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation (PHEF), sat on the board of PHEF, and the board of Colorado Educational Services and Development Association for ten years each. She was a historical interpreter at El Pueblo History Museum. Her area of frontier expertise is in dyes. She is a founding member of the Fray Angelico Chavez chapter of GSHA.
Martinez Martinez is a 1972 graduate of Walsenburg High School, 1982 graduate of University of Northern Colorado, and 2001 graduate of University of Colorado at Denver.
Robert W. Pacheco
Robert W. Pacheco has 14 years of experience as a graphic designer for Estes Rockets, an international toy company. He taught commercial art and drawing classes at the university level. Robert does graphic design, illustration and painting from his studio in Pueblo, Colorado capturing his New Mexico roots.
Pacheco is a graduate of Colorado State University at Pueblo and was owner and graphic designer for Greenwood Press in Pueblo.
The book Trade on the Taos Mountain Trail, illustrated by Robert W. Pacheco, was a finalist in the Colorado Book Awards. The book incorporates the Native American and European trails and trade goods. Trade is endorsed by historians Dr. David Sandoval of CSU and Dr. Marc Simmons of New Mexico.“This book was designed to help children see their ancestors in their local history,” she said, “and to give teachers a resource for the pre-territorial days in one place.”
The newest book issued by Vanishing Horizons is Chicana Activists of Colorado: Powerful Women Paper Dolls and Their Stories available by calling 719-561-0993.