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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“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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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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Choopi Full Cover Reveal

We’re now just days from the release of Chupacabra Vengeance, so I wanted to show you the full wrap-around cover in all its glory. Here’s the text from the back cover: Cholos and alien hordes. Undead luchadores. Children trapped in animal form. Legless Vampires. Aztec merchant spies. A deadly ancient…

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LOTE Character Profile #1: Dr. Elena Baz

LORDS OF THE EARTH Character Profile #1: DR. ELENA BAZ DRESCH Elena Baz is a disabled physicist who consults with the Mexican military when she isn’t hosting her wildly popular science show Muñecos Cósmicos (Cosmic Puppets). Well known for her tough, no-nonsense personality (considered cruel in some circles), she is…

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B-Fest Presentation Video

Here’s video of (most of) the author presentation I did on June 12, 2016 at Barnes & Noble Northcross as part of B-Fest (a national teen book festival). Big thanks to Kristi Callaway Rogers for filming the event!  

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GHOSTS available for pre-order

Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley is now available for pre-order! Part of the Haunted America series from The History Press, my latest book features seventeen harrowing hauntings from deep South Texas, each accompanied by illustrations by José Meléndez and photographs by Alexis Tran. Here’s the description: Tradition meets tragedy…

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AKBTW Playlists for Carol and Johnny

As I worked on A Kingdom Beneath the Waves, the second book of Garza Twins, I used music to help me get inside the heads of my two teen protagonists. Here are the playlists for each character:  

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Guest Blog Post Up

Cindy Rodríguez over at Latin@s in Kid Lit graciously invited me to write a blog post about the Garza Twins series, the Pura Belpré Honor Award, etc. That post is up today, and you can read it here.  

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Cover Reveal for A Kingdom Beneath the Waves

IFWG Publishing just dropped the cover of Garza Twins Book Two on their website. Kudos to Charlene for her incredible work on this.  

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