Author Archives: J&P Voelkel

LEGGING IT TO THE SCIENCE MUSEUM

We carry a lot of unusual things with us when we take the Jaguar Stones Series on the road: a conch shell trumpet, fried mealworms and homemade blowguns to name a few. We sometimes bring our Maya King costume and a full sized mannequin … Continue reading

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A SHOUT OUT TO OUR TURKISH FANS

Jaguar Stones Book Four The Lost City is being published in Turkey this month, so we sent a shout out to our wonderful Turkish fans who have made the Jaguar Stones series a best seller.  

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SIGNING FOR HIS SUPPER

Q. What do Maya anthropologists do when they’re waiting for dinner? A. They draw Maya glyphs on the tablecloths. This is our friend Marc Zender one of the leading Maya epigraphers giving us an impromptu masterclass on Maya glyphs. The glyph he’s drawing … Continue reading

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A TALE OF THREE CITIES

This fall we attended Maya at the Playa – the annual conference where leading Maya archaeologists talk about their latest discoveries. These discoveries are beginning to bring to life some of the Maya individuals who lived at pivotal moments in their … Continue reading

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JAGUAR STONES BOOK FOUR IS OUT NOW!

With his parents in jail and his best friend ignoring him, fourteen-year-old Max Murphy was pretty sure things couldn’t get much worse. But that was before a parade of Maya monsters crashed through his house and the Queen of the … Continue reading

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THE NEW COVERS ARE HERE!

If you’ve been following this blog you’ll know that our publishers are redesigning all the covers in the series to match the look of Jaguar Stones Book Four: The Lost City. Middleworld was the first book to get the makeover. Now it’s … Continue reading

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DIGGING THE MAYA AT BOSTON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE

Last weekend, we were thrilled to celebrate the International Day of Archaeology by  participating in the AIA Archaeology Fair at the Museum Of Science in Boston. There were groups presenting everything from Roman battle techniques, to atlatl spear-throwing and underwater … Continue reading

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