Lee E. Cart is the author of Born in the Wayeb: Book One of The Mayan Chronicles, The Cracker Book: Artisanal Crackers for Every Occasion, and The Paper Trail: Useful Charts to Organize Your Writing. She is a freelance editor, proofreader, and book reviewer and writes nonfiction and fiction book reviews for Kirkus Reviews and Shelf Awareness. She is also the publisher for Ek' Balam Press, an indie publishing house specializing in works by Maine and Hispanic authors. She has a BFA in creative writing and a minor in Spanish from the University of Maine Farmington.
As a child, Lee spent winters in Guadalajara, Mexico and summers in the small coastal town of Phippsburg, Maine. The combination of the two cultures has influenced Lee in her writing and her life, and she continues to visit friends and family in Guadalajara and the Yucatan on a yearly basis. Lee is fluent in Spanish and has worked for a variety of language education companies as a Spanish proofreader and translator.
Lee lives off-the-grid in Wellington, Maine, with her husband and two cats. She is the mother of three young men and enjoys traveling to Hawaii to visit two of her sons. When she's not busy writing, Lee can be found curled up someplace snug with a good book, a mug of tea, and a piece of very dark chocolate.