The Middleworld Diaries
Who lives in Middleworld?
You do! And so do we!
If you've read The Jaguar Stones books, you'll know that the Maya cosmos was divided into three layers like a sandwich: the breezy heavens above, the dank underworld below, and in between was Middleworld, the world of humans.
So our club blog is called "The Middleworld Diaries". This is where you'll find news about the Jaguar Stones books, notes from our lives as writers and illustrators, tales from our travels and school visits, and whatever else YOU want it to cover.
After every blog entry, you'll have a space to comment. So please send us your thoughts, ideas, questions and suggestions.
Looking forward to hearing from you, J&P
Author Archives: J&P Voelkel
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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