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New Insider's Guide: writers share affection for Mexico. New Insider's Guide: writers share affection for Mexico.

Book offers positive stories about Mexico

Writers Group shares stories that capture the true flavor of Mexico

Despite the stories of violence that make up a large part of news about Mexico there are many good stories, as most residents know full well.

But not that many residents are able to do much to spread positive information about life in Mexico. One exception is the membership of the Mexico Writers Group, whose affection for Mexico has found a new outlet, the newly-released book, Insider’s Guide to the Best of Mexico.

According to member D. Grant Fitter, the book is a collection of personal vignettes contributed by members, stories written from the heart that result from an intimate relationship with Mexico.

The writers, he says, “relish this captivating land of contrast and contradiction, of riches and rags, of spiritual and visual beauty scarred by scenes of unimaginable crime. And yet they know it to be a cultured society of deep-reaching customs celebrating the joys of life, yet unafraid to express a communion with death.”

Fitter says readers will find a collection of stories, selected by editor Carmen Amato, that capture a taste of the true flavor of Mexico in a positive way.

The Writers Group, less than two years old, is 215 members strong and growing fast under the direction of founder Mikel Miller, resident of Guadalajara and managing editor of U.S. and Mexico publisher Egret Books.

The primary purpose of the group, according to information on its Facebook page, is to show the world some good writing, especially about Mexico. Membership is limited to writers who have authored published works about Mexico or write while living here.

Insider’s Guide to the Best of Mexico is available free as a PDF document and can be obtained by requesting it from Fitter by email.

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