Sneak Peek of THE HIDDEN CITY

IFWG Publishing has posted the first chapter of The Hidden City, book three of my middle-grade fantasy series Garza Twins. In this excerpt, we learn see Carol use song magic against a trio of bullies and begin to experience complicated feelings for her friend Nikki Jones. Read and enjoy! Preview: The…

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Guest Column for Nightmare

In the latest issue of NIGHTMARE, I discuss the use of dark Latino folklore in the horror column “The H Word.” May 2017 (Issue 56)  

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New Translation Underway

I recently signed a contract to translate into Spanish the YA fantasy novel Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe García McCall. That work is well underway, and it looks like Tu Books will be publishing El verano de las mariposas this fall.  

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Translations Published in Newfound

Volume 8 of the journal Newfound contains two poems from the codex Cantares mexicanos that I translated from Nahuatl to English. Translation: Cantares Mexicanos  

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“Huckleberry Juju” Published in New Myths

My story “Huckleberry Juju” appears in New Myths #38. A contemporary fantasy set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina during the 1970s, this bittersweet piece features a couple of characters I really love: Kenneth Bailey (aka Dr. Crow) and Oscar Garza (both of whom appear in other stories in my “Legendarium”…

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2016 Appearances

January 23, 2016—Folklore of the Border. Presentation at the Del Rio UFO & SF Festival. Paul Poag Theater for the Performing Arts. Del Rio, Texas. February 18, 2016—Author presentation. Author Book Fair. Speer Memorial Library. Mission, Texas. 6 pm to 8 pm. February 19, 2016—Author presentation and book signing. Region One…

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“Quintessence” Published in Electric Spec

My short story “Quintessence,” which blends LGBTQ Afro-Mexican futurism with cosmic horror, is up at Electric Spec. Give it a read! If you’ve been wondering about Chupacabra Vengeance (or you’ve read it and want more), this story is set in the same universe as many of those pieces.  

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Review of Chupacabra Vengeance

An AMAZING in-depth review of Chupacabra Vengeance is up at This Is Horror! Here’s a snip from the end: “[T]he voices of his characters are so genuine that we felt drawn into each story and were instantly invested in the fates of the protagonists. Bowles has delivered a work of genius,…

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Election to the Texas Institute of Letters

I’m am happy and humbled to announce that I have been elected to the Texas Institute of Letters along with a record 14 other great writers. As the press release points out, the Texas Institute of Letters is “a distinguished honor society founded in 1936 to celebrate Texas literature and recognize…

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Graphic Novel Announcement

Publishers Weekly broke the news yesterday: “Stacy Whitman of Tu Books has acquired world rights for CLOCKWORK CURANDERA, a YA steampunk graphic novel reimagining of FRANKENSTEIN set in an alternate colonial Mexico, by Pura Belpré Honor recipient David Bowles and illustrated by Pura Belpré winner Raúl the Third. Publication is set…

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