Local Authors 

The following books are written by San Miguel de Allende locals:

On Mexican Time by Tony Cohan. He lived in LA and one day decided to move to San Miguel. He writes about the shift in his pace of life, offering general readers and travelers alike a glipse into small-town Mexican life.

Mexicolor by Masako Takahashi and Tony Cohan. A visually vibrant photography book recommended for those interested in Mexican-style interior design.

The Doors of San Miguel De Allende by Robert de Gast. Celebrates the very unique and beautiful doorways of the city.

My Heart is in the Earth: True Stories of Alabama and Mexico by Wayne Greenhaw explores the drama of an 18-year-old Alabama boy who travels to San Miguel by train in 1958. There he becomes entangled with local ex-GIs going to art school, young women of the town, and meets Beatniks Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady.

Falling...in Love with San Miguel: Retiring to Mexico on Social Security, by Carol Schmidt and Norma Hair, Salsa Verde Press, 2006, ISBN 978-0-9787286-2-5. A calendar year of San Miguel festivities, customs and personal adjustments through the eyes of new residents as they fall in love with the town and with Mexico. Also see their website, www.fallinginlovewithsanmiguel.com.

The local bilingual newspaper of calendar events and SMA news is online at www.atencionsanmiguel.org.