In the deep confines of the beautiful and majestic Rio Grande bosque, a fable is told of a simpler time concerning the rich tri‐cultural communities of New Mexico. Join brothers Amedeo and Carlos Lucero in this enchanting story of magic and adventure. Discover how the power of love and family triumphs and turns an old witch back into a healer.
About the Author: Paul Meyer Carlos Meyer illustrator- Margaret Hardy
Growing up in the north valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico along the Rio Grande and amongst the cottonwood trees of the bosque (forest) gave the Meyer brothers a setting to have exciting adventures as children and they hope to capture this ambience in their story telling. Tracing their roots to the original Spanish settlements of the late sixteenth century in New Mexico as well as their Native American bloodline the brothers feel it is an honor to be able to tell a story that is rich in history and tradition, combined with a large dose of magic and wonder. While Paul spent many years in Hollywood after High School, Carlos remained home earning a degree in journalism while working at his grandfather’s ranch in northern New Mexico. With Under the Cottonwood Tree the authors hope to shine a light on the culture of the Hispano/mestizo/native people of New Mexico. Margaret Hardy- illustrator Hailing from the Midwest, Margaret Hardy is a movie poster designer and artist based in Hollywood. Her love of illustration, nature, folklore, and fantasy stories inspired her work on Under the Cottonwood Tree.