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INTERVIEW WITH AWARD WINNING AUTHOR RICK SKWIOT

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I had the pleasure of talking with Rick Skwiot about his journey as a writer, about the recurring themes in his work and about his upcoming memoir "San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: Memoir of Sensual Quest for Spiritual Healing."

GABRIELA POPA: What can you tell us about San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: Memoir of Sensual Quest for Spiritual Healing.

RICK SKWIOT: It’s been described—aptly, I think—as “sexy, surreal and darkly comic.” In it I paint an intimate portrait of Mexico and Mexicans, a people who stole my heart over my years living among them. It’s also a story about how, with their help, I changed who I was—evolved from a man I had come not to like very much to someone with a healthy serving of Mexicano self-love. The book can be enjoyed by anyone planning on visiting Mexico, to help them better experience the nuances of the culture. Conversely, for those put off by swine flu epidemics, dysentery and narcotraficantes, it’s a good way to travel south of the border without …