“Sure to become a collector’s item, this vibrant portrait of life in Yucatan, in English prose and poetry, offers a rare glimpse into a unique time and place.” —C.M. Mayo, author of The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
“Full of wit and wisdom,”—Loretta Miller, A Yucatan Kitchen
“What an engaging blend of Yucatan tales penned by an aspiring group of Merida writers! At times melancholy, at times comical, they are certainly at all times stories told straight from the heart.”—Jeanine Kitchel, author of Maya 2012 Revealed, Demystifying the Prophecy, and Where the Sky is Born: Living in the Land of the Maya.
“Our Yucatan is a delight! From baseball to hurricane, the Writers Group has put together a collection of insightful anecdotes and delightful fiction, giving an inside view into life in the Yucatan. Read Our Yucatan and chuckle, smile, shed a tear, and learn a little. The Writers’ Group is in the vanguard of Merida’s burgeoning community of writers.” —Grant Spradling, author of Maya Sacrifice
“The stories herein are by writers who —far removed from the countries of their birth—share their views on many aspects of this culture: learning a new language and finding joy in the simpler life. This is their Yucatan—from their hearts!”—Reg Deneau, Author of Trust the Winds—Poems of a Spiritual Journey . . . one of those who drank the water and who has come to love the simpler life!
“Merida, Yucatan has something special that is drawing in a crowd of artists who work in all forms of the arts . . . this selection of written works on life in the Yucatan is as varied and unique as the authors who wrote them.”—Judy Abbott de Mier y Teran, editorial director of Yucatan Today, the tourist guide magazine and website that has been taking people by the hand for 25 years and showing them the land of the Maya
“Our Yucatan takes you into the hearts and minds of its contributors, who have chosen to adapt to a new and different culture. It’s full of insider wit and wisdom, big and little observations of everyday life that celebrate the vibrancy of this southeastern peninsula of Mexico.—Loretta Miller, author of A Yucatan Kitchen and former resident of the Yucatan
From Amazon reviews:
This is a collection of short, but charmingly written, insights of expats living in Merida, Yucatan. The book is delightful reading and will give the reader some interesting stories of what Mexican living is like for expats. As our family visits Merida frequently, I thought that we had acquired most of the basic survival skills of living there. However, I still learned things from the amusing episodes described in the book. Enjoyable reading!
A great assortment of reads from a very special part of the world….aaaahhh memories! I hope to see many more editions of this book in the months/years ahead.
“OUR YUCATAN” brought back such heart-felt memories from the years my husband I resided in Merida. The authors described in different styles some of the wonders of this very special city and its amazing culture and peoples. The stories made me want to laugh, cry, and sigh with their touching insights, experiences, and perspectives. “OUR YUCATAN” was totally charming and would be appreciated even for those who have never visited this magical area of Mexico. The only issue I have with the book is that I wanted MORE! Hopefully there will be a sequel. Congratulations and bravo! Laura, formerly of Merida and currently residing in the state of Guanajuato, Mx.