A Vision of Atlantis Comes to Life!

This week’s post on Designing Atlantis!

Still in Tulum and back at the hotel, we continued to do all the usual things people do at an all-inclusive resort. Pool time, activities, lots of eating! And then after the ‘show’, or perhaps it was during a show, I bumped into this fellow using spray paint to depict the Mayan ruins. Like others we had seen, he had the usual display of his wares around him, what caught my eye was some of the original works that he had on display, alongside the ‘usual’ Chichen Itza in the moonlight paintings….

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Mayan… Emerges from Under the Ruins of Tulum

While on holiday in Mexico, a fantastic tale of the Mayan civilization and the lost city of Atlantis popped into my head.

Exactly one year later, my family and I visit the Mayan ruins in Tulum. After a thorough tour, I have a strange feeling in the pit of my stomach, so we leave the tour and find a deserted spot to rest…

A Note – The video itself is exactly as it was recorded, completely by chance, in Tulum.


Now, if I was to continue the tale as it was supposed to be told…

So we toured…

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First, A Quick Trip Back In Time

From the ‘Designing Atlantis’ Blog…


The story sat occupying space on my shelf and in my brain until the next year, I was busy with my other businesses and doing quite a bit more work on the AMC show ‘Hell on Wheels’.

I was learning a ton about how film and television productions were made and was using that experience to to think about how my story could be made…

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Designing Atlantis


The book is called Mayan and it will be the first book in the Millennia series.  The blog, detailing how this epic tale is coming to life is quite aptly named Designing Atlantis.

The story has been brewing for more than 6000 years. You’ll just have to be patient a little bit longer…

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