Books

First Non-fiction book…

This book is the result of four decades of learning from personal experience, practice, study and ongoing exploration into how the body works. A good working body not only performs best but looks better too. In these pages you will find the author’s best tips to help the body, work, feel and look better. She presents distilled experience to offer essential understanding as a solid base for optimum good health. This understanding creates a positive effect within and results in a youthful appearance on the outside.

With consideration to your body, mind and spirit connection, these tips, basic as they are, guide you to a better perception of fundamental holistic health. Understanding these complete and simplified aspects of health and well-being sheds light on the importance of looking at all areas of health. This outlook is key when we want to avoid those aspects that stress us and cause us to age prematurely.

These Top 10 Tips for Holistic Anti-aging are a quick guide to rejuvenate from the inside out.The tips are essential for holistic health and rejuvenation, and we all want that.

 

A tribute…

In 2000, my grandfather died of Alzheimer’s. Through a dream I learned of his songs. He sang to me a message and a legacy.

The Songs Of My Grandfather is a collection of romantic songs of love, humor and heartbreak written in the later years of the life of Isauro Mendoza Nava and presented in this book as poetry. The songs were written in Spanish and have been translated into English. The book present the songs in both languages. Introducing poetry and lyrics by Aurora N. Mendoza and A. I. Andre.

 

An art book with a story…

The story of Izta, the Aztec princess who must fight for her father’s kingdom doomed to fall into the hands of the evil and bloodthirsty high priest Axooxco. Her small army of loyal followers includes her life maiden, Xochitl; her wise but insecure advisor, Tochtli; and the brave Jaguar Knight Popoca who makes her heart leap. Is the love for her kingdom and her parents enough to overcome the magical-religious control over her people?

A Story inspired by the Mexican legend of Popocatepetl (Smoking Mountain) and Iztaccihuatl (White Woman or Sleeping Woman), two of the tallest volcanoes in Mexico. The book includes eight (8) Illustrations by the author.

Finalist - 2014 International Latino Book Award

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Winner of the International Latino Book Award for Best Young Adult Educational Book 2014.

Buy the book HERE. Find the collector’s version of the book on Blurb. A paperback version is also available on Amazon.

 

Popocatepetl Volcano

Popocatepetl Volcano

Born in Morelos, southwest of the volcanoes Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, author Lilibeth André recalls hearing their legend as a child. She first heard of the volcanoes from her parents. Her father, a mountain climber, knew them well.

Shortly before modern-day eruptions, she wrote a short story based on the legend. One day, in a tiny taco stand in Stafford, Texas, she saw a caption and illustration of the volcanoes on the wall narrating the legend. It reignited her interest in the story. When the first eruption occurred around 1994, she felt it was a sign to continue her project. She began the novel in 1999 only to file it five years later after multiple rejections. In 2011, the manuscript came out and could no longer stay filed away. She felt that it was time. Eruptions this year have only confirmed that it is time to tell the story of “The Lady of the Turquoise Pendant”.

Iztaccihuatl Volcano, by L.E. André

Iztaccihuatl Volcano

Lilibeth André is an artist. She paints portraits and other fine art she shows at her studio in Houston, Texas.

She grew up in the U.S.A. but returned to Mexico in her teens. It was an opportunity to reconnect with her roots and traditions studying Mexican design, art, history and all things Mexican from folk dancing to murals. She learned about customs and legends, and dressed (still does) in modernized and traditional Mexican costume, hats and huaraches at every opportunity. Today, she wants to share this love for her culture with readers who may not have the fortune she did to connect and learn about where she came from. With the creation of her story and illustrations as a gift to herself she presents this book as a small offering. “The Lady of the Turquoise Pendant” is her first book.

Read more about the artist and author.

NEWS:

Best YA Educational Book for 2014

Finalist in the 2014 International Book Award

‘The Lady’ Goes Electronic

Interview for Latina Book Club

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