Book Details

My Bad Tequila

Mystery, Mayhem, Madness..
Margaritas & Mexico

One Man's Epic Journey across two Continents and four Countries with 50 years of Adventure. But,1986 changed everything forever. "It's all good until it turns bad." One event devastated the lives of 19 Students, 3 Chaperones and 1 Bus Driver. Was it the Tequila???

Thinking about sending your "Kids" to Paradise Unsupervised? THINK AGAIN!!!


I boarded the bus having a bit of difficulty due to the metal support brace that I had fixed to my right knee. I looked at my "amigos," a word we had learned on this trip to Mexico, we each used it loosely - each person, place or thing that we encountered was our Amigo.

"Sorry for being the last person."

It was 8:12 a.m., we were supposed to be gone and on the asphalt broken highway back to life as we knew it no later than 8:00 a.m. There was a silence of which I have never heard before nor have ever heard since. I trapped a bee with my thumb that had been swarming around my beer either attracted to the fruit inside my bottle or the rotten salsa that was smeared on the outside.

"Still nothing from Tina?" The words came slurred from my dry swollen, partly scabbed lips, which had enjoyed too much sun and salty margaritas.

My question was answered by the anguished looks of my fellow spring breakers. Tina had not surfaced. The last time any of us, including her two roommates had seen her was 36 hours earlier.

This is "My Bad Tequila."

This spring getaway was supposed to be a fun experience and a pleasant memory. It ended up being more than a memory; it was an unpleasant walk through life.

Author Details

Rico Austin
RICO AUSTIN - Mi Vida Loca; Rico was born and raised in Southwestern Idaho, is the oldest of five boys. He grew up in an area that was ripe for adventures for him and his younger brothers and numerous cousins. His love of storytelling is infectious and his bitter sweet stories will have you howling with laughter, grieving from tragedy and leaving you on the edge. Rico's love of reading, exploring and traveling allured him to many parts of the globe including Lithuania where he taught English and capitalism, the United Kingdom where he studied and played American Football for the Staffordshire Stallions and Mexico to study Spanish, dance with senoritas, fish the open sea and drink tequila. Rico has undergraduate degrees from Boise State University, Grand Canyon University, Staffordshire University and a Master's Degree from Thunderbird, School of Global Management. He and his wife live in Scottsdale, AZ and San Carlos, Sonora Mexico. Rico is the author of the award winning, bestselling, epic novel “My Bad Tequila,” that has been at the Number One spot several times on for the Mexico Travel genre on eKindle. Rico has also published his first Children's book, “ ARIZONA Is Where I Live,” and has written an autobiography, “In the Shadow of ELVIS, Perils of a Ghostwriter” which was published the end of April 2013. “SON of the KING, an ELVIS Paradox” a biography about Elvis Presley and his legitimate, illegitimate son, John Dennis Smith Presley. Rico has written two marketing books and also a true story about a dognapping in Mexico, “Mexico got Lucky” is an incredible tale of one man's love for his dog/son and to the great lengths he'll travel to save his best friend. Rico's latest work BAJA LOCO, 4 Racing Days & Tequila Nights on the NORRA Mexican 1000 is a biographical work of racing in the Baja 1000. Rico also writes a Blog once a month that has a readership of 20,000 plus readers per month. Blog: Awards won by “MY BAD TEQUILA” 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading - Winner 2016 of The Authors's Show Hollywood Book Festival - Honorable Mention (Wild Card genre 2011) Readers Favorite Book Awards - Silver (Fiction - Mystery - General genre 2011) Amazon eKindle - #1 Top Rated Kindle eBooks (Mexico Travel genre 2011) "Five Parrots in a Palm Tree" - Superb Island Reading award 2011 #1 Book to Read, June 2011 - NY Professional Reviewer, Fran Lewis Readers Favorite Book Awards - Finalist (Fiction - General genre 2011) Arizona Authors Association - 3rd Place (Fiction Book of the Year 2011 - 2012) London Book Festival - Honorable Mention (Wild Card genre 2012) Los Angeles Book Festival - Honorable Mention (Wild Card genre 2011-2012) Los Angeles Book Festival - Honorable Mention (Wild Card genre 2011-2012) New York Beach Book Festival - Honorable Mention (General Non-Fiction genre 2012) - Author of the Month (June 2012) Suspense Magazine – 5 Star Review (July 2012 issue) Book Town – Book of the Month (February 2013) Co- Songwriter - "My Bad Tequila" Songwriter – “Havin a Beer on the Santa Monica Pier”