Latin America

Barnes & Noble Book Signing

My very first signing at a Barnes & Noble! I’m looking forward to meeting new people and chatting about the writing process and about ‘Grains of Sand’

Check out the Facebook event, and come see me Saturday, April 8th from 12-4pm in Lansing, Michigan!

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Mayan Temple in Tikal

It’s not hard to see how Mayan cities of old can be swallowed by the jungle. This temple in Tikal, Guatemala stands well above the nearby trees, and is adorned with a special room at the top for priests to perform rituals.Temple in Tikal.JPG

Mayan Ball Court

Restored and kept in pristine conditions, this ball court at Quirigua, Guatemala constantly has the jungle creeping back towards it. I found a few ripe avocado and mango trees just behind the structures in the background, and happily made a fresh snack from the fruit that had fallen.

Mayan Ball Court copia

Lake Atitlan at Daybreak

The subdued blues of the rising sun over Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, highlight how serene the mountains surrounding the lake appear at the break of day. By early morning, the towns and villages surrounding this highland lake are buzzing with farmers, artisans, trade boats, and tourists.

Atitlan rising

Turtles in Monterrico

Turtle mural

Turtle mural on the beach in Monterrico, Guatemala

Buildings on a coffee farm

View of a portion of a coffee farm in Costa Rica

View of a portion of a coffee farm in Costa Rica