The Author: Kathryn S. Blair

Kathyrn S. Blair was born in Havana and grew up in Mexico City. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in history and went on to work for the Office of Latin American Affairs during WWII to spread loyalty to the allies across Latin America.


Kathryn returned to Mexico in 1959 and married the only son of Antonieta Rivas Mercado. She started investigating the  mysterious suicide of Antonieta and her participation in Mexican politics during the early 20th Century.

Her extensive research led to Kathryn’s first novel, In the Shadow of the Angel, which follows Antonieta Rivas Mercado through the explosive Mexican Revolution and the tumultuous decades that followed.

Following the success of her first novel, Kathryn has continued writing as a way to promote Mexico’s rich cultural heritage to an English-speaking audience. She now lives in Mexico City and promotes Mexico through her many projects, including a forthcoming television series based on her book, In the Shadow of the Angel.

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