Teresa A. Kendrick made Mexico her home in 1994. A former journalist and writer specializing in the arts, she has long been involved in Mexican art and culture. She is a former columnist with the Guadalajara Colony Reporter and is a frequent contributor to online magazines such as Mexico-Insights, Mexico Connect and newspapers including the Miami Herald, International Edition. She is one of the writers featured in the anthology, Agave Marias, available in September 2005.
Don Adams, author of Head for Mexico: The Renegade Guide, is also a monthly columnist for Mexico Connect Internet Magazine where he shared Best Columnist honors for 2003. Readers also selected one of his humorous writings as Best Column and a research work as Best Series. He is a contributor to the Miami Herald, International Edition, and an avid reader and researcher.
Zofia Barisas grew up in Quebec. She studied Interior Design in Toronto and later worked in house renovation and landscaping. She has traveled and lived in many parts of the world. She now lives in Jocotepec where she writes and paints. Some of her short stories appear in the Lakeside Writers anthology, Agave Marias, which becomes available in Ajijic in September2005.
Tony Burton, author of the highly acclaimed Western Mexico-A Traveller’sTreasury (3rd edition, Perception Press, 2001, also in Spanish) is a writer, educator and naturalist who lived and worked eighteen years in Mexico, including ten years on the shores of Lake Chapala. Busy working on two new books, he resides currently in British Columbia and is a regular contributor to Mexico Connect website.
Dale Hoyt Palfrey, a full-time resident of Ajijic, Jalisco, since 1973, followed in the footsteps of grandparents who put down roots in the Lake Chapala area during the early 1950’s. She recently relinquished a post in international relations at the University of Guadalajara to devote her time to freelance work as a bilingual journalist and translator. An avid Mexicophile, he pet project at present entails active research for an upcoming book on the country’s many colorful fiestas.
Mary McDermott is an avid birder and writer who recently walked away from a popular column on birdwatching in the Ajijic-based Lake Chapala Review. She now divides her time between her home in Ajijic, and in Cuyutlán, Colima. She is a frequent traveler and very active in dog rescue.
John A. Miller is a former resident of Ajijic who retired here after a career as a trust and investment banker in Philadelphia. In addition to his professional activities, he was very active in a number of charities and educational organizations. Other interests include the study of genealogy, cooking, writing and music. He has since returned to Philadelphia where he has resumed his volunteer work.
Gerry Mugford Fowler is a language teacher who works for the Universidad de Guadalajara and Universidad del Valle de Atemajac. He writes an ongoing column about the subject he finds most absorbing, language and its usage, for the Guadalajara colony Reporter. Gerry is happily married and has two wonderful children.
Anthropologist Carol Wheeler Esparza has spent more than 21 years in West Central Mexico, where she has authored and edited English-language publications since 1981. She is director of Perception Press of Saint Augustine, Florida, a publishing house specializing in works on Mexico.