Lee Cart is an award-winning author in the 17th Annual International Latino Book Awards, which celebrates worldwide achievements in Latino literature. She is a freelance writer, editor, book reviewer, and publisher for Ek’ Balam Press. She lives in central Maine with her husband and two cats. She enjoys reading, writing, cooking, gardening, and traveling to Mexico, Hawaii, and Ireland. She lived in Guadalajara, Mexico for over seven years as a child and continues to visit Guadalajara and the Yucatan Peninsula on a regular basis. She is the author of Born in the Wayeb: Book One of The Mayan Chronicles, The Cracker Book: Artisanal Crackers for Every Occasion and The Paper Trail: Useful Charts to Organize Your Writing. She is currently working on Rise of the Jaguar Woman: Book Two of The Mayan Chronicles. When she is not writing, Lee can be found curled up some place snug with a good book, a mug of tea, and a piece of very dark chocolate.