Category Archives: Mexican History

Under the Sea

My newest children’s novel, Adrift, contains a section in which a teacher and his student embark on a snorkelling adventure in the Caribbean Sea. Miles from the closest island, they get caught up in a sudden, savage storm and must … Continue reading

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Stranded

Imagine being stranded on an island with only one other person: a person you don’t particularly want to be with; not necessarily one you hate, but certainly one who has brought you some hardship. Such is the scenario with Javier, … Continue reading

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Back From San Miguel, Part 2

During my stay in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, last month, I happened to be in town for the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF). Guanajuato is one of the states of Mexico. It is here that San Miguel is located. … Continue reading

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Back From San Miguel

When my parents return home from one of their trips, they usually say, “I was ready for home. It’s good to be back in your own bed.” Here I am back from another of my trips and although I am … Continue reading

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Third Excerpt from my Novel, The Monarchs

Having travelled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, on many occasions, I had clear ideas of how to write my book The Monarchs and what to include. San Miguel attracts wealthy North Americans who do not want the party atmosphere … Continue reading

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The Disappearance of the Butterflies

My novel, The Monarchs, features an older couple who are very much like the butterflies of the title, flitting in and out of their favourite country, Mexico; disturbed by the cold, Canadian winter, and seeking the warmth of the south. … Continue reading

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Another Excerpt from my Novel, The Monarchs

In my novel, The Monarchs, a husband and wife are enthralled with the beauty of Mexico. In the following excerpt from the novel, they are coming into San Miguel de Allende for the first time: If they hadn’t been so … Continue reading

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