The stork has arrived…

The stork has arrived…                                                                                                                                                                                          

The Eagle has landed…

The bird is in the nest…

Whatever way you wanna say it, the good news is that my books have arrived from Editorial Mazatlan and will be for sale in Merida as of December 4th at both Amate Books (Calle 60 X 51) and at the Merida English Language Library (Calle 53 X 66 & 68)

   The books were delivered by MultiPac  at 9 pm Wednesday          

 This is the intro:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

¡Bienvenidos a México!

Have you ever thought about picking up and moving to another country? To a place where you could rediscover your passion, learn a new language, meet intriguing people and in a sense, re-invent yourself? Whether you are contemplating a move to México or have already taken the plunge, 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 this change of lifestyle will bring to you.

MAGIC MADE IN MEXICO consists of three main sections—each almost a book in itself! It also features a condensed account of how my husband and I started and still successfully run 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.

In the first part, “JOANNA’S STORY”, you will read about how I met the man who would become my husband and how I moved to México to be with him. That happened 35 years ago and in the process I became part of the magic that encompasses this corner of the world. I´ve lived such amazing adventures and yes, from time to time have

Of course Jorge received the first copy!

struggled with homesickness and cultural clashes. I’m certain that reading about my life 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.

The second part of the book is a detailed guide that will shed light on many of the cultural shocks you might experience or are already experiencing as you start your new life. “THE ALPHABET” features anecdotes and practical tips that will both increase your appreciation of, and ease your way in adapting to the unique culture and customs of México…from A to Z.

In the third section of this book, “OUR COUNTRY – OUR STATE – OUR CITY”, you will find a condensed, concise, history of México (and the Yucatán). Many of your questions about pre-Columbian México, the Spanish Conquest, Independence and our Republic up to the modern day will be answered while reading through the easy-to-follow pages. Learning about the past, in turn, will increase your understanding of present-day México.                                 

Settling into life in this very diverse country is full of fun and feistiness. México seduces like a Latin lover, and every day you’ll be surprised by the people’s warmth and kindness; the vibrant music; delicious cuisine; sultry climate; and vivid colors of this land—a feast for every one of the senses. I moved to México in 1976—it certainly was a very different place all those years ago. Reading about how my life has evolved will provide you with the time perspective that is necessary to truly understand its day-to-day culture and customs

I feel lucky to live here. Although I love the country of my birth, here 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!

For readers outside Merida: Ask for “Magic Made in Mexico “at your favorite bookstore and ask them to order it…! The book will be for sale online at Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. A Kindle version will also be available soon




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6 responses to “The stork has arrived…

  1. Kris

    I am eager to read this, and will hope to find a copy when I visit in December.
    Are you doing any ‘book signings’ in the near future? that would be extra nice 🙂 thanks!

  2. Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it. All the best for your future success!

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