Rivera is willing to put the past behind her.
eldest daughter of late banda legend Jenni Rivera is
releasing her first book,
"Forgiveness" (Atria, $16), about being
molested by her father when she was a young girl after
her parents split and how she found the strength to move
on. (In 2007, Josť Trinidad MarŪn was
sentenced to more than 31 years in prison).
decided to write it because I needed to tell my side of
story," said Chiquis. "As soon as I did, I
realized itís been a long journey and that I had
encountered quite a lot in my life. And besides clearing
things up, I hope to empower and inspire people who are
experiencing similar things."
the two women were estranged at the end due to a few
ugly, unsubstantiated rumors that Chiquis clears up in
the book, she thinks mom would be proud.
can almost hear the words in my head: ĎThatís my
baby. Thatís my princess,í" said Chiquis, who
lives in Encino, Calif., not far from her hometown of
Long Beach. "Our relationship was a love story. A
love between mother and daughter."
Chiquis has more than a few.
was definitely a strong woman. Iron woman! The best word
to describe was the name of her 
writing process was cathartic.
collaborated on it with a good friend, Maria
Garcia. We would sit for hours and just talk. In the
beginning. I would cry a lot. It helped me lift a huge
weight off my shoulders. I still had a lot of resentment
in my heart. I needed to go through different stages to
then began to heal."
the painful memories and losing her mother in a 2012
plane crash, Chiquis has indeed moved on. The star of
the web series Chiquis Confidential, 29, not only
has her book to promote but an album óanother first
ó coming out in the late summer/fall.
called it Ahora because itís about living in
the moment and appreciating the now," explained
Chiquis. "I feel thatís how my life can be summed
songs are in Spanish, with two English tracks. No
really has a little bit of everything ó pop mixed with
banda. I love all types of music and didnít want to
limit myself since I am my own record label [Sweet Sound
Records] I was able to take my time with it. I want to
give that to people. I donít know anyone who listens
to just one type of music ó itís universal and
brings everyone together."
happening: a budding acting career. Chiquis will soon
start shooting an indie movie about the dark side of
L.A. VIP nightclubs called Tattooed
Love costarring recently booted Dancing with
the Stars contestant Redfoo,one half of pop
rock duo LMFAO.
character is Lola, described in the script as a feisty
Latina looking for a rich man," Chiquis reported
with a chuckle. "I hope Iím not a total hoochie,
but I think I am! The project sounds cool. I hope this
is just the beginning."