Mary Lynn Patton is a licensed psychologist with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston who comes from a wide background of teaching, counseling, consulting, and international workshops (www.wisewomanretreat.com).
Mary Lynn is bilingual in Spanish and multicultural in life style. She lives full time in Tepoztlan, Mexico. She maintains a consulting affiliation with Strategic Positioning, (www.strategicpositioninginc.com) of Austin, Texas. Her hobbies include organic gardening, water conservation, yoga, mountain climbing, biking and kayaking.
Her book, “Sounds of Mexico” was inspired by the true experience of Mary Lynn’s canary, Pavarotti, singing with all of the sounds around him in Tepoztlan. It was her desire to appeal to the heart of the family adult reader as well as the child listener by inviting each of us to participate in the feelings and memories of the sensory beauty of Mexico through words, colorful illustrations and sounds. Each of us is familiar with singing for a bit of courage when we are afraid, and perhaps we feel like singing to greet the new day, as well, we might pause with that sense of community that ringing church bells evoke in every pueblo of Mexico. This little book encourages all of us to remember or experience for the first time the sensory beauty of Mexico through what we hear and see. Everyone young at heart will recognize the message of the canary fortune teller to Pavarotti that it is his good fortune to have his own special song to sing in his life. This universal message is what parents wish to teach their children about the contribution each of us has to make in our family, country and the world.