In the romantic thriller THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF MEXICO CITY, Luz and Eddo spend time away from the world in the lovely Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende. A 4 hour drive northwest of Mexico City, San Miguel is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its creative atmosphere. The historic streets are lined with shops full of Mexico’s best handicrafts and artwork, the architecture is a wonderful mix of European inspiration and Mexican flare, and it is home to the annual San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival.
The conference website says it all: The cradle of Mexican Independence, San Miguel de Allende has long been a mecca for social creatives – writers, painters, musicians, poets, philosophers, liberation theology clergy. Maybe it’s the crisp mountain air. Maybe it’s the thermal pools infused with natural lithium. Maybe it’s the Dalai Lama’s blessing. Maybe it’s you.
Several years ago it was me and a group of friends discovering the city for ourselves. I was experimenting with art and photography and the resulting pictures inspired the trip that Luz and Eddo take in the book.
Related: Read HIDDEN LIGHT’S First 2 Chapters
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