Cuesta also announced that his webmaster has given a complete make-over to the website dedicated to his books. Now his website exhibits the pre-publication cover design of the revised book. Responding to the inquiries of many people, Cuesta’s new logo contains a photo of an ocelot. “The updated site is much more intriguing and inviting,” says Cuesta. His remodeled website is at this address: http://www.leecuestabooks.com.
The website not only highlights Cuesta’s current and future book projects, but it’s also the go-to site for information about the persecution in Chiapas, Mexico, and the autonomy movement in the American Southwest. Cuesta worked in Mexico City, and wrote about the complexities in Chiapas for a decade, acquiring firsthand experience in both Tuxtla Gutiérrez and San Cristóbal de Las Casas.
Eyes of the Ocelot begins with a deadly ambush that restores the specter of religious intolerance, side-by-side with an independence movement in Chiapas. It is a mystery that requires resolution on several levels. Subcomandante Josefa chooses a journey that will enable her to unravel her true identity. In the process, she discovers an undercover conspiracy during an election year to recapture territory that once belonged to Mexico. An international newspaper based in Manitoba, Canada, called Cuesta’s book, “a thrilling novel of the complexities in Mexico … Like a story lifted off the page of today’s newspaper.”
Cuesta says, “You can still order the original version of my book, which has the title, Once: Once. It means ‘11:11’ in Spanish, but my book is written in English. It’s available from either Amazon, or my publisher, Infinity Publishing. And it’s easiest to order it with the ISBN, 0-7414-0650-
Also included on the website is a face-to-face interview that Cuesta conducted with Dr. Charles Truxillo in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Truxillo was working with the group whose goal is to establish La República del Norte. By the year 2080 – a mere 68 years from now – this will be an autonomous nation comprised of the southwestern U.S. states and the northern Mexican states, according to their goals.
Arriving soon on this website will be the video presentation of Cuesta’s newest book, Seven Viking Days. It’s a children’s picture book, in the traditional 32-page format. In the video, Lee Cuesta reads it, like Mister Rogers or LeVar Burton, while the illustrations also are displayed. This video version of his book will appear even before the printed, book version from a major publisher. Cuesta says, “You’ll want to watch it with your grandchildren … or young children. Reading the book encourages participation – as you’ll see. I guarantee they’ll be so captivated that you can even play it for them, and they’ll want to watch it by themselves!”