What do you think of the cover of my new book?
Magic Made in Mexico will be released on December 4th of this year and to start with, will be available in Merida at Amate Books and the Merida English Language Library. The book will also be for sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and as an eBook for Kindle users.
To say I am thrilled is an exaggerated understatement (there’s an oxymoron for you!)
In 2007, I self published my first travel-memoir called Tomando Agua de Pozo – A Neophyte’s Guide to Yucatan. The copies sold out quickly and since then I have been repeatedly asked to do a second printing. I did not think there was much point in reprinting and decided I would re-write. This gave me the chance to add a lot that I wished I’d included the first time… and to remove a few pieces I wished I’d left out!
I was extremely lucky to catch the interest of “Editorial Mazatlan” (and as they say…) the rest is history!
The new book is quite different to the first one. To start with, it touches on more of Mexico’s customs, foods, and history than the first one did. There is about 60% new content, so even those who have a copy of Tomando Agua de Pozo will get a lot of useful information from Magic Made in Mexico.
Magic Made in Mexico vividly describes the country and explains its nuances. This information will increase your comfort on many levels. It will allow you to see the humor, revel in the wonder and at the same time, realistically examine the challenges that moving to Mexico has brought (or will bring to you.) The book consists of three main sections—each almost a book in itself! It also features a condensed account of how my husband and I started our own business in México.
To further increase your enjoyment and knowledge, a suggested reading list provides the names of other informative and interesting books about the country. I’m certain that Magic Made in Mexico will validate some of the doubts you may have and at the same time, will strengthen your resolve to forge a new path and build a completely different, exciting life for yourself.
I feel lucky to live here. Although I love the country of my birth, in this one I feel more alive. For me, moving to México was like waking up from a long sleep. Such a change…at any age…is a very good thing!