BOOK RELEASE JUNE 21, 2023
Saints and Skeletons
A Memoir of Living in Mexico
Author: Ana Manwaring
Genre: Personal Memoir
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How did a forty-year-old bookkeeper come to leave her houseboat and business
to spend a year running rogue in Mexico?
This action-packed memoir/travelogue formed the real-life backdrop to what later became the successful JadeAnne Stone thriller series. Starting in the summer of 1991, Saints and Skeletons takes you through the back roads of Mexico, Belize, and the Peten region of northern Guatemala, where author, teacher and former journalist Manwaring camped out in ruins, sampled exotic foods, smoked loco weed atop pyramids, drank mescal out of the still, skinny dipped in Zipolite, found lost cities, and learned to make a killer margarita. In the process, she also experienced love, betrayal and loneliness. As doors opened and walls crumbled in her heart, skeletons tumbled out and, occasionally, saints appeared just when Manwaring needed them most.