Song of the Jaguar is Juana Culhane’s fifth book of fiction inspired by her own life. Blending psychological surrealism with stark reality, the four-part book continues the author’s depiction of emotional conflicts, dangerous encounters, amorous entanglements and the onslaught of physical illness.
Born in Guatemala to a Maya mother and an Irish-English father in an atmosphere of mythology and adventure Culhane, along with her family, ended up moving constantly within Latin America and the United States.
Finally settling in New York, Culhane worked as a model, a teacher, guidance counselor and a psychotherapist before becoming a writer. She lives in the West Village surrounded by artifacts collected during her travels with her late husband.