Mackenzie Delgado

Hetty Goldman was the inspiration for Mackenzie Delgado.
A fictional archaeology student in the 1950s who dreams of following in the footsteps of her two (real life) female archaeologist idols Hetty Goldman and Alice Fletcher but finds herself smack dab in the middle of a religious-based series of murders. Mackenzie has to overcome her status as a woman in a male-dominated career and learn to understand the difference between good and evil all done in the name of God in order to solve the crimes. My love of Southwest history and culture came from my father, who dragged his young family across New Mexico and Colorado to every Native American ruin and Spanish pueblo he could find. As a small child, I didn’t appreciate the scorching heat, bumpy dirt roads, and miles of sand and dust, but as an adult, I got it. Studying and learning about cultures of the ancient past can teach us so much about humanity today.