A nonfiction novela about a fairytale: a visit to the Italian castle of Maximilian von Habsburg, Emperor of Mexico. Originally published in The Massachusetts Review (winner, Washington Prize for Best Personal Essay). By the author of the novel based on the true story, The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, and Sky Over El Nido, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award.
C.M. Mayo is also the author of Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual; a travel memoir, Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico. An avid translator, she is the editor of Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion, a collection of 24 Mexican writers in translation, many for the first time.
Visit her website at www.cmmayo.com