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Historical Fiction Books about ancient Mayas, Narrative Nonfiction and genealogy books, articles and research about Mayas and historic Acadians.

Leonide Martin, award-winning author, retired California State University professor, writes historical fiction and narrative nonfiction. Research Member Maya Exploration Center, Member Institute of Maya Studies, Solar Initiate, Maya Fire Woman. President Colony Cousins Genealogy Club, Murrieta, California.

I’ve lived and traveled in Maya regions of southern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala learning from indigenous teachers.  My blog focuses on ancient Maya sites, archeology, anthropology, epigraphy, current and past research, and the arts and sciences of Mayan culture.

Leonide Martin walking on sacbe at El Mirador with archeologist Ed Barnhart (red shirt)

My historical fiction books bring readers into the world of the ancient Mayas.  You enter the mysterious domain of shaman-kings, warriors and scribes, artisans and stone carvers who built remarkable pyramids, temples, and palaces in tropical jungles.  Their ambitions and desires, cosmovision and extraordinary abilities come alive in stories with vivid characters and compelling plots, based on actual Maya history.

Leonide Martin
Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico

Photo of author at Teotihuacan

Leonide Martin at Teotihuacan, October

Mists of Palenque Series
Four Great Mayan Queens

Mayan Queens Books

Murals at Bonampak Royal Women

Murals at Bonampak
Royal Women

New Release!   Book 4, the final in the series about Four Great Mayan Queens, published in January 2019 ebook and print.

The Prophetic Mayan Queen: K’inuuw Mat of Palenque

y logo is 13 Rabbit Scribe“Circle Complete” Ox Lahun Ub’aah.  The rabbit scribe is seen in many Maya drawings on ceramics and bark paper folding codices.  As a contemporary Maya scribe, my historical fiction books tell stories of real and fictional ancient Mayans.  My articles and research provide information about their advanced civilization and impressive culture.

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