Author Interview: Jeanine Kitchel

WheelsUp - 01Jeanine Kitchel writes about Mexico, the Maya and the Yucatan. She traveled to Mexico in the 1980s, bought land, and 15 years later left San Francisco behind to open a bookshop in a small fishing village on the Mexican Caribbean coast. As a travel writer, she wrote for The Miami Herald, Fodors Travel Guides, The Herald/Mexico City, and in May 2018 published her debut novel, Wheels Up—A Novel of Drugs, Cartels and Survival.

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Jeanine Kitchel’s Writing Journey

WheelsUp - 01I began writing early on, after reading Nancy Drew detective stories. I knew I’d major in journalism at college, and wrote for two newspapers early on in my career. After traveling extensively to Mexico and Central America in the 1980s, my husband and I dropped out of the corporate scene in San Francisco and bought land and built a house in a fishing village on the Mexican Caribbean coast.

 

 

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Advice & Tips For Writers: Jeanine Kitchel

appJeanine Kitchel writes about Mexico, the Maya and the Yucatan. She began traveling to the Yucatan Peninsula in the 1980s. Soon afterwards she and her husband bought land and built a house in a fishing village on the Mexican Caribbean coast. She founded a bookstore there and became interested in the Maya culture. Her travel memoir, Where the Sky is Born: Living in the Land of the Maya, and her second book, Maya 2012 Revealed: Demystifying the Prophecy, are available on Amazon.com. She currently writes crime fiction in the new genre of “narco lit.” Wheels Up—A Novel of Drugs, Cartels and Survival, her debut novel, launched May 2018 and is also available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.

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H.G McKinnis – A Justifed Bitch

bitchAbout the author: A life-long resident of Las Vegas and alumna of the University of Nevada, H.G. McKinnis knows her city as only a local can.

By night she fluffs feathers and attaches rhinestones to the exotic wardrobes of the most glamourous venues on the strip, by day McKinnis writes about the often hardscrabble lives of her fellow desert denizens and the unlikely city they inhabit. A Justified Bitch, a twisted tale of insanity, murder, and redemption, is her first novel.

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