Sunday, February 16, 2014

MEXICO!!!



Hello! This long blog silence has been due to vacation! Jim and Clementine and I went to Mexico. More details and specifics later. For now, here's some general Mexico ambience and color. It's magic. A magical country. I mean, just look. Every minute of the day there, I was questioning why there isn't more flair and pizzazz here. What's up, America?











































































































The whole time I was finishing Dreams of Gods & Monsters, I was fantasizing about being done and going to Mexico. Jim and I had been once before, to Chiapas, pre-Clementine. Loved it, mango-smorgasbord that it is. The above region was less mango-prolific, alas, but remarkable in other ways. And the best part about the whole trip was that we were in the company of some of my favorite writers! Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Kelly Link, as well as Kelly's daughter Ursula (Clementine's age) and husband Gavin Grant (publisher of Small Beer Press and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet), and Cassie's husband Joshua Lewis, also a writer, and everyone was so terrifically fun and smart and nice. 

I want to be back there, in the sun and splendor! If I had to guess, I would say that the Portland wind is angry at us for going away, and is bent on vindictive destruction. The house is shuddering. Maybe even cowering. Hopefully the roof will hang on! 

More later. I've returned home inspired to work on a new project. It just *might* be set in Mexico. Hasta luego!




15 comments:

lupiizzZ said...

Beautiful!! I'm glad you loved it :)
Where did you go? It's sad to say that I don't know my whole country. I think it's Guanajuato, Idk, I was 11 the time I went and I'm 19 now :P
You should come to Veracruz ;) You'll love it :3
Come back soon, I really want you to sign my books *-*
I can't wait for Dreams of Gods & Monters *-*
Love from Veracruz, Mexico ^^

Payne Noir said...

I loved your photos, glad you enjoyed your vacations in México! ♥

Kristan Hoffman said...

Great pics! I can see how that would be the perfect place for you and your imagination. I would definitely read a Laini Taylor story set in Mexico. (Or anywhere, really.) ;)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE these photos Thinny. Every single one is vibrant and makes me want to get on a plane and go! Post more!

Jone said...

Lovely pics. A much needed respite for sure to recharge the imagination. And The Doll Bones by Holly Black was one of my top 2013 reads!!

Laurence King said...

Terrific photos, Laini! It makes me want to be in a world full of colors.

Bree Salvatore said...

I love your photos and I can´t wait for "Dreams of Gods and Monsters".

Love from Mexico City

Anonymous said...

Now "Book by Laini Taylor possibly set in Mexico" shoots to the top echelons of my most anticipated books list...

Jenn said...

So colorful and warm looking. I wish it were warm here too.

Marie said...

I love the pictures! Such wondrous color and perspective. And I ADORE Cassandra Clare! ;)

Brent A said...

I love the blue painting of the Mexican Wrestler/Artist. I think he needs to be a short story!

Jime Lightwood said...

ARRIBA!! Where where you? I was hopping to much get to know you! I have the suspect you where on San Miguel de Allende, if that's true i was just a few hours and i will go all days!!

Jamie Pinson said...

Very beautiful. Why do those pictures make me think about your books? You have such a good eye for beauty and .....I really don't know the word, surreal maybe? Different but in such a good way. Looks like the perfect setting for your stories. Love your books and can't wait for Dreams of Gods & Monsters. They're just some of the most imaginative and beautiful books ever. They read like really good poetry to me, just beautiful. Looks like you had a great time. I'd love to see Mexico some day.

Fernanda Gracida said...

Glad you like the country!

It would be awesome if you could make your new project in Mexico, I volunteer for pictures and information about the country :D

Anonymous said...

Can there please, please, please be a Daughter of Smoke and Bone movie series!?!?!?

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