Brenda Cooper

Mayan Summer Now Available Online

My story, Mayan Summer, just went up in the online magazine Khimairal Ink. It’s a lovely literary, feminist magazine that I like a lot, so I was pleased they took this story. The Yucatan Penninsula is a fabulous place where it’s easy to imagine magic coming alive. This is a seed story for my novel MAYAN DECEMBER, so now I’ve had both the seed for the book and a short prequel published.

In this case, Mayan Summer drove the setting for MAYAN DECEMBER – the characters are entirely different, and so are the things they want and need most in life. It’s very nice as a writer to have one thing flow into another, and I kind of hope I have more excuses to explore this world in the future.

2 Responses so far

  1. 1. gail

    Oh, I think you should definitely explore this world in the future, and even though Mayan December will have different characters, I’ll be looking forward to it!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!
    ~gail

  2. 2. brenda

    Thanks – it’s a very beautiful part of the world to visit, especially if you get past the worst tourist traps.