Author of Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution, etc.
Odyssey Into the Mexican Revolution:
Francisco I. Madero and his Secret Book, Spiritist Manual
In a blend of personal essay and a rendition of deeply researched metaphysical and Mexican history that reads like a novel, award-winning writer and noted literary translator C.M. Mayo provides a rich introduction and the first English translation of Spiritist Manual, the secret book by the leader of Mexico's 1910 Revolution and President of Mexico, 1911-1913.
"It will simply surprise any reader. The research is impeccable"
Manuel Guerra de Luna, author of Los Madero: La Saga Liberal
|The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
The novel based on the true story of Agustín de Iturbide y Green, the half-American grandson of Mexico's Emperor Iturbide in the Court of Maximilian.
"a crucial period in Mexican history... an engaging story brimming with majestic ambition." Publisher's Weekly
A Library Journal Best Book 2009
|Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion
Edited by C.M. Mayo: a portrait of Mexico in a dazzling collection of fiction and prose by 24 Mexican writers, many translated for the first time.
"It will open your eyes, fill you with pleasure and render our perennial vecinos a little less distante."
Los Angeles Times Book Review
Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico
Now available in paperback from Milkweed Editions and in Kindle
"One of the best books ever about Baja California. Highly recommended"
|Sky Over El Nido
Winner, Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
"A remarkable literary debut... tautly fashioned prose, alive with myriad turns of phrase as on-target as they are idiosyncratic."
Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
|From Mexico to Miramar or,
Across the Lake of Oblivion
A nonfiction novela about a fairytale: a visit to the Emperor of Mexico's Castle in Italy
Originally published in a slightly different version in Massachusetts Review.
Winner, Washington Independent Writers Prize for Best Personal Essay
EBOOK: Kindle ; iBook ; Gumroad
|My Recollections of Maximilian
by Marie de la Fere
Introduced by C.M. Mayo
An eyewitness memoir of Mexico's brief, sparkling but doomed Second Empire under Maximilian von Habsburg: A handwritten manuscript circa 1910, from the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. EBOOK: PDF (free)