Leonide (Lennie) Martin, retired California State University professor, former Family Nurse Practitioner. Currently author and Maya researcher, my books bring ancient Maya culture to life in historical fiction about real and fictional Maya characters. My books draw upon extensive research of scientific and indigenous perspectives, and are based upon archeological knowledge of Maya sites and historical persons. Apprenticing with Maya elders, I became a Maya Fire Woman and Solar Initiate.
Current avocations are writing historical fiction and researching the ancient Maya civilization. Other interests are gardening, wine tasting, canning and putting up food, taking walks in nature. Special loves are my husband David and our two white cats. Past occupations: Family Nurse Practitioner, University Professor.