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
Every fall we attend the Maya at the Playa conference in Florida and hear leading Maya archaeologists share their latest discoveries. Here are some fun things we learned this year: 1. Nightmare beasts from the underworld: Maya art occasionally features strange mutant animals: monkeys … Continue reading
If you’ve sneaked a peek at the cover reveal for Jaguar Stones Book Four: The Lost City, you’ll already have heard the exciting news that our publishers Egmont are redesigning all the covers in the series. (If you missed that post … Continue reading
To celebrate the Maya-themed Archaeology Fair this weekend and the opening of the wonderful MAYA: HIDDEN WORLDS REVEALED exhibit, we have a little bag of goodies to give away from the Museum Of Science in Boston. First name out of … Continue reading
One of the most exciting things about Maya archaeology is that there are still thousands of sites waiting to be discovered in the Central American jungle – and who knows what secret stories and wonderful works of art are hidden … Continue reading
We’re always thrilled when readers send us pictures or projects inspired by the Jaguar Stones books, but we don’t usually get to watch the art being created. That all changed last weekend when we met a Jaguar Stones fan called … Continue reading
Shhh, don’t tell the Death Lords, but Plague Island is for sale… Remember how, in Book Three, Max meets up with a vacationing Maya Death Lord on a creepy island near Venice? Well, that fictional location was based on the … Continue reading