Monday, December 15, 2014

Marianne Leininger was kind enough to do an author's interview with me on her blog, TheNewestNovelist.com. I thought she might edit my comments, but pretty well put it all in there! Hope you all enjoy it! Go to http://thenewestnovelist.com/2014/12/15/mark-cheney/

Monday, October 27, 2014

Maya Collection and Travels in Mayaland

Maya Collection and Travels in Mayaland

http://inthecavityofarock.blogspot.com/2011/05/were-multiple-races-depicted-in-ancient.html
My friend, Jody Livingston, has a great Book of Mormon blog called "IN THE CAVITY OF A ROCK" at http://inthecavityofarock.blogspot.com/2011/05/were-multiple-races-depicted-in-ancient.html I recommend that you check it out and follow it. He's a great young man involved in The Book of Mormon Forum (BMAF) and he has posted some really interesting information.
Jody - Here's another pic for this blog.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Maybe you remember that I promised to post a photo of my finished macana or macuahuitl. Well, here it is - I hope you like it. It weighs about the same as my replica of King Solomon's sword shown with it below (which is probably similar in design to the sword of Laban), so I am sure it was a formidable weapon.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Three more posts at BMAF.org about Archaeology, etc. and the Book of Mormon. These new posts are: Reformed Egyptian and Maya Glyphs; Glass and The Book of Mormon; The Panti Maya Medicine Trail: An Example of the Preparations of God in the Promised Land of the Americas; all by Mark Cheney That makes four posts in September. I'm working on some new ones, but October is going by fast!
Me in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico

Friday, September 19, 2014

Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum (BMAF) posts my article.

Well, I am happy to announce that the Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum (BMAF) posted my article on Samabaj, the underwater village in Lake Atitlan, here: www.bmaf.org - go to recent articles, mine is in September 2014 when you scroll down. It is a rewrite of my article that appeared in the November 2009 issue of the IMS (Institute of Maya Studies) EXPLORER newsletter, which can be viewed along with my other articles in various issues, here: https://oregoncoastcc.academia.edu/MarkCheney I hope you enjoy them.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fun Announcement! I received an email today which said, "On behalf of the IBD Awards. We had recently received a nomination for your book, MARK OF THE JAGUAR and have selected it as the Indie Book of the Day Award winner for 11th of September, 2014. As a result, your book is currently featured on our homepage for the entire day today until 8-10 am US CDT the next day. The book has also been added to our winners database (http://indiebookoftheday.com/past-winners/) and a 'for life' feature post has been created, which can be viewed here: http://indiebookoftheday.com/mark-of-the-jaguar-by-mark-f-cheney/ " ”"

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Academia.edu - my articles posted.

All of my articles on the Ancient Maya are now available at https://oregoncoastcc.academia.edu/MarkCheney I hope you enjoy any that you read. They are all part of the full issues of the IMS EXPLORER newsletter which are included - see the Contents on the right side of the first page to find my article on each one.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Announcing the publication of MARK OF THE JAGUAR, a landmark novel, a unique Book of Mormon adventure AFTER 421 A.D. and before Columbus! Based on real archaeological finds in Mesoamerica, the land of the Maya, this tale follows a young man as he is trained as a shaman, healer, scribe and stonecutter, as he accepts the challenge given by his old mentor from his death bed. Yax Kan will do what is needed to find the truth about Kukulkan, the white and bearded god represented by the feathered serpent. Who is he? Is he worthy of worship - even to the point of human sacrifice? Come join Yax Kan in some life-changing experiences that will thrill and delight! Book available at http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000732724/MARK-OF-THE-JAGUAR.aspx ; also on bn.com, amazon.com, and other favorite book sellers. Also, the e-Book is now available, as well!