GÜERO on Bluebonnet List!

At the Texas Book Festival, the Texas Library Association (TLA) announced the twenty books that made it onto the curated Bluebonnet List. They Call Me Güero was one of the lucky titles! Each year, 20 books are chosen for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. Many schools and libraries around…

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Texas Institute of Letters Nomination

I received an email today from the Texas Institute of Letters notifying me that my YA novel The Smoking Mirror has been selected as a finalist for their H-E-B Award for Best Young Adult Book. The award winner will be publicly announced at the 2016 Awards Banquet in Austin on Saturday, April 16.…

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Essay nominated for Cimmerian Award

Pleased to learn that my essay “Toltec Traces in ‘Thunder-Rider’” (published in On An Underwood No. 5 ) has been nominated for the Robert E. Howard Foundation’s Cimmerian Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Online Essay. Thanks to Todd Vick (who himself racked up FIVE nominations, wow) for putting the…

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