Guava Newton

90 miles to freedom.  90 miles from home.

Welcome! Bienvenido!

Just A Little Guava Newton!

I was born, Amarilys Gacio (now Rassler), in Havana, Cuba.  I came to the United States as a Peter Pan child in 1960.  I originally arrived in Miami, Florida and now call Tampa my home.


I am a graduate of the University of South Florida and I am a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and more.


I write poetry and prose.  My first book, Cuban-American, Dancing On The Hyphen, was published in December 2011.  It celebrates my heritage and the blessings of living in the U.S.


I live to make memories with my family.