About the Book
A Story inspired by the Mexican legend of Popocatepetl (Smoking Mountain) and Iztaccihuatl (White Woman or Sleeping Woman), two of the tallest volcanoes in Mexico. The book includes eight (8) Illustrations by the author.
Born in Morelos, southwest of the volcanoes Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, author Lilibeth André recalls hearing their legend as a child. She first heard of the volcanoes from her parents. Her father, a mountain climber, knew them well. Shortly before modern-day eruptions, she wrote a short story based on the legend. One day, in a tiny taco stand in Stafford, Texas, she saw a caption and illustration of the volcanoes on the wall narrating the legend. It reignited her interest in the story. When the first eruption occurred around 1994, she felt it was a sign to continue her project. She began the novel in 1999 only to file it five years later after multiple rejections. In 2011, the manuscript came out and could no longer stay filed away. She felt that it was time. Eruptions this year have only confirmed that it is time to tell the story of "The Lady of the Turquoise Pendant".
Lilibeth André is an artist and naturopath. She paints portraits and other fine art she shows at her studio in Houston, Texas. She also likes to tell stories. Her first book, The Lady of The Turquoise Pendant was first published in hard cover, on May 20 2012, 11:16 AM PDT, here on Blurb.