- American Book Sellers Winter Institute 13. January 23rd. Memphis, Tennessee.
- Southwest Popular Culture American Culture Conference. February 9, 2018. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- National Latino Children’s Literature Conference. February 22-24. San Antonio, Texas.
- “Texas Authors for Grown-ups.” Panel presentation at the Texas Library Association’s 2018 Conference. April 6. 8 am to 9 am. Dallas, Texas.
- “The Serious Side of Magic: How Fantasy and Magical Realist Novels Can Be Used to Understand and Create Change in the Real World.” Panel presentation at the International Literacy Association’s 2018 Conference. July 20–23. Austin, Texas.