Welcome to Stephen del Mar’s Santo Domingo Stories website.


This series of stories is set in the fictional town of Santo Domingo in Paradise Valley and Silver Cross County located in southern Arizona, somewhere just west of Nogales and Santa Cruz County. The stories are set against the backdrop of a changing climate (the river is drying up), the old rivalries between the Paradise and Silver Star ranches, the town trying to modernize, and the rise of organized crime and corruption from Mexico. Of course, faith and the enchantment of the desert are woven into the character’s lives.

For more background, check out the About section of this site. You can also see the maps I use when writing the stories. Thanks for stopping by.