Leonide (Lennie) Martin
Retired California State University professor, former Family Nurse Practitioner, currently author and Maya researcher. My books bring ancient Maya culture and civilization to life in stories about both real historical Mayans and fictional characters. I’ve studied Maya archeology, anthropology and history from the scientific and indigenous viewpoints. Living for five years in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, I apprenticed with Maya Elder and Shaman Hunbatz Men, becoming a Solar Initiate and Maya Fire Woman in the Itza Maya tradition. I also studied with indigenous teachers in the U.S. and Guatemala, including Maya Priestess and Daykeeper Aum Rak Sapper. The ancient Mayas created the most highly advanced civilization in the Western hemisphere, and my work is dedicated to their wisdom, spirituality, scientific and cultural accomplishments through compelling historical novels.
The Prophetic Mayan Queen: K'inuuw Mat of Palenque (Book 4, June 2017)