Living in an ancient Mayan world nestled in untouched jungles of the Yucatan has given my mom Casey and I some adventures of a lifetime.
Our Mayan friends have shared with us many secrets of their culture and we have experienced many of their customs and ceremonies.
There are many mysteries and legends of this ancient race, and I started this series to share some of these fascinating traditions in a fun mystery book which educates you to the everyday life of the traditional Mayans still living in pueblitos and into authentic ancient customs through flashbacks in the book.
My mom and I are Canadian, but I am completely fluent in my second language of Spanish, so I added some easy-to-remember Spanish words to teach you a little of the language.
All of the facts throughout the book are true, but they are presented in an entertaining fictional style with a closing message of integrity and wholesomeness.
I am writing my next Landis Adventure book called “The Mystery at Isla Mujeres”, which takes place on a beautiful island nestled off the coast of Cancun, in the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea.
How do you like living in the Yucatan, Mexico?
I have lived in the Riviera Maya all my life. I spend a lot of my time on the beach, which is great. We also go to 'cenotes' to swim in here, there are no lakes, but an underground system miles and miles long. Some times the limestone rocks break above the rivers, giving us pools to swim in and that's what a cenote is. I love my school, all the kids come from all over the world. We have a boy from Holland, some from Argentina, United States, Canada (that's me!) Switzerland, and from all over Mexico - I have one friend from a state called 'Chihuahua' - I still can't believe there is a state named after a dog!
Do you have any Mayan friends?
I have a few, they mainly come from the south of here, in a place called 'Felipe Carillo Puerto'... their families have been here for almost a thousand years, its kind of cool to think of it like that. They still really like to live off the land, I like that, too, because sometimes we get so caught up in buying everything from stores, we forget that we can grow everything right around us!
~SOON TO BE A PILOT FOR TELEVISION SERIES!~The SECRET AT CHiCHEN iTZA will be Landis and Maya's first television experience! Watch as the the teens are entrusted with a copy of an ancient legend codex secretly unearthed at the Chichen Itza Pyramid and follow the girls and the clues to discover the whereabouts of the legendary Princess Itza Emerald.
The adventure is full of interesting Mayan facts!