Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles
through Baja California, the Other Mexico
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C.M. Mayo is a literary essayist, novelist, poet, and transltor who was born in El Paso, Texas, raised in Northern California, and (to make a very long story short) has been living in Mexico City for more than 30 years.

Her travel writing on Mexico has been published in the Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal, as well as leading literary journals including Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, North American Review, Massachusetts Review, and Southwest Review. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, among them, several Lowell Thomas Awards for Travel Journalism and the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.

Her most recent works include The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire (Unbridled Books), a novel based on the strange but true story and named a Library Journal Best Book of 2009, and Metaphysical Odyssey Into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual (Dancing Chiva, 2014). An avid translator, she is the editor of a portrait on Mexico in the writing of 24 Mexican writers, Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion.

At present she is at work on a travel memoir tentatively titled World Waiting for a Dream: A Turn in Far West Texas, apropos of which she hosts the Marfa Mondays Podcasting Project.

C.M. Mayo's professional affiliations include:
Authors Guild; Biographers International; Texas Institute of Letters; Women Writing the West

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