August 24, 2010
A few weeks ago (July 9th) I posted a piece entitled, “Who’s Writing?” It began,
“Lately the posts on this blog have been about almost everything except my… a-hem … writing. Actually an email came in asking if I still planned to publish another book. If so, in what decade might that happen?
The fact is… I have been writing – a lot and have two books that are ready to go. But those publishers are darn hard to pin down. Yes, sir-ee Bob!”
As often happens, I received several email comments one of which read,
“Uh, publishing books with Mexican and Latin American ties is what we do :-)
The message was from the acquisitions director at Editoral Mazatlán (http://editorialmazatlan.com) … and they were willing to look at my manuscript!
It felt a little strange to e-mail my work off to them but I did so, and when Jorge and I returned from our vacation in Canada, I heard that YES, they might be interested in publishing the book. The editor and I have corresponded at length over the ensuing few weeks and yesterday, we signed a contract.
Editorial Mazatlán is a small independent publisher located in Mazatlán ,Sinaloa, specializing in English-language books on Mexican history and culture. This seems like the perfect publisher for me, don’t you think?
The book MAGIC MADE IN MEXICO is written for the international community in Mexico. It tells the story of my thirty five years living in Mérida, gives an overview of the country’s history and anecdotal advice for recently arrived residents.
I self published a similar book in 2007 ( Tomando Agua de Pozo ). When all the copies were sold, many readers asked me to print a second edition. However as much of the information was out of date, I decided to write a new updated version. Some sections will be familiar to those who read my first book, yet the content of this book is quite different.
Before Christmas, MAGIC MADE IN MEXICO will be available to you in book stores, libraries and on Amazon. If you’d like to reserve a signed copy, let me know…
And how do I feel? Well, they say “a picture paints a thousand words”… I think the ones on this posting do precisely that!
* Photos taken by Aris Delgado