This article is a personal account of how I became involved in the research and writing for the biography of the Maya archaeologist, Tatiana Proskouriakoff.
Char gives an overview of the book:
"As a teacher for more than twenty years and the mother of two young adults, I am aware that there is a great need today for strong role models, particularly for women who pursue careers with passion and integrity...Tatiana Proskouriakoff, one of the leading interpreters of Maya art, architecture, and hieroglyphs, was such a woman.
I was born in Chicago but lived many places growing up as the daughter of a Navy Chaplain. My passion for music led me in many directions, all of which, of course, affects my writing today. My first book, Tatiana Proskouriakoff: Interpreting the Ancient Maya, is a...
In tracing out the course of Proskouriakoff's life and career, this biography does not present us with her finished masterpieces...Instead we see those works in progress. We see the highs and lows of...