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June 23, 2014



Do you love it? What do you think?

Here’s a sneak peek at the cover of the fourth and final book in the Jaguar Stones Series. It’s called The Lost City and it will be in bookstores in February 2015.

As you can see, it looks very different to the earlier books. That’s because our wonderful publisher, Egmont USA, is redesigning the whole series and giving every book a brand new cover. (But don’t worry – it’s the only the covers that are changing; the stories will stay exactly the same.)

You might also have noticed that the pyramid on the cover of Book 4 doesn’t look quite Maya. That’s because the scene takes place at a native American site called Cahokia, just across the river from modern-day St Louis. That’s right! In Book 4, Max and Lola leave the Maya rainforest and journey up the Mississippi River. It’s the fastest, funniest, most thrilling Jaguar Stones story yet, with appearances from Maya monsters, an alien spaceship and the Boston Red Sox. And nothing you have read so far will prepare you for the spectacular series ending!

In case you couldn’t tell, we’re *very* excited about this book and the new look of the series! Please let us know what you think by posting your comments below. Woohoo!


J&P Voelkel team up with Rick Riordan!

February 27, 2013


If you’re a fan of Max Murphy and Percy Jackson, we have some huge news for you! We’re thrilled to be included (with fourteen other YA authors!) in Rick Riordan’s new  DEMIGODS AND MONSTERS anthology. For our piece, entitled “Percy Jackson and The Lords of Death”, we had fun imagining what would happen if Percy, the half-mortal son of the Greek god Poseidon, ventured down to Xibalba, the Maya underworld. (His friends Grover and Annabeth also play their part and – as you can guess – magic and Maya mayhem ensue!) This expanded and updated edition of DEMIGODS AND MONSTERS will be published by Smart Pop in July 2013 – and, of course, there will be a signed giveaway for Jaguar Stones Club members! LINK

It’s Here!

February 1, 2013

Jag club

If you love adventure, exciting stories, and cool facts about the Maya, The Jaguar Stones Club is for you! Club membership is completely free, members receive a 12-page welcome booklet and access to club pages on the Jaguar Stones website. You can review these pages by clicking here


January 17, 2013


Podcast with author Matt Myklusch

January 17, 2013

Screen shot 2013-01-02 at 1.48.11 PMPodcast host Matt Myklusch, ex-MTV producer and author of the Jack Blank trilogy, talks to J&P about the real-life stories behind The Jaguar Stones books. It’s a fun conversation with a great interviewer. Link

Back in Bulgaria

January 16, 2013

Bulgaria 2004Check this out. We just received a copy of the Bulgarian edition of Jaguar Stones Book 2, The End of the World Club. Pretty Cool! Still waiting to receive the Turkish version.


Jaguar Stones Book Three is out now!

October 17, 2012


In The Jaguar Stones, Book Three: The River of no Return, Max and Lola are back in the jungles of the Maya and the Death Lords are on the warpath. Can video-gaming, pizza-loving Max Murphy and Lola, his modern Maya sidekick, save the world one more time? Not if they can’t get past the zombie army, the mutant cave spiders, the subterranean hotel, and some very dark family secrets.

We’re celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with a book giveaway!

September 15, 2012

A Night at the Museum

May 21, 2012

We were honored to participate in an Educator’s Evening to celebrate the opening of the major MAYA 2012: LORDS OF TIME exhibit at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. This fascinating exhibition tackles head-on the hype and misinformation surrounding the 2012 “phenomenon” and explodes the most common myths. Among the highlights for us were a Print-Out-Your-Maya-Name machine, a wonderful jade carving of the maize god cradled in a seashell, and many recorded interviews with contemporary Maya people.

Thrilled to see our Maya king costume displayed amongst ancient in the spectacular museum rotunda.

Demonstrating Maya multiplication

Write your name in Maya glyphs

Jamison & Jackson

May 21, 2012

Two young readers of great taste and discernment at the Chatham Community library in Pittsboro, NC.