Strange Texas Tales That Never Die

In September of 2014, Overlooked Books released a series of illustrated, bilingual readers for young people. Titled Strange Texas Tales That Must Not Die, the series features twelve tales that I have penned: The Black Dog of Driscoll The Devil at the Disco The Hitchhiker of Highway 281 Storyteller A Mermaid in…

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Cover for Shattering and Bricolage

Here is the cover of Shattering and Bricolage, my first collection of original poetry, out June 20 from Ink Brush Press.    

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Creature Feature

Starting September 5, 2013, and running through Halloween, The Monitor printed a nine-part series entitled “Creature Feature.” Published each Thursday, this column featured my retellings of creepy tales of ghosts, ghouls and cucuys from deep South Texas, with illustrations by a variety of local artists. On December 10, 2013, an…

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Along the River III Published January 20

The third volume in the Along the River series will be out January 20. Subtitled Dark Voices from the Rio Grande, the book features the writing of established authors like screenwriter Álvaro Rodríguez as well as amazing up-and-coming artists from south Texas. Artwork by José Meléndez, edited by yours truly. ¡Cómprenlo!  

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Creature Feature: 13 Frightening Folktales

On December 10th, AIM Media Texas released Creature Feature: 13 Frightening Folktales of the Río Grande Valley. This eBook collects the nine stories published in The Monitor this past September and October, plus an additional four tales I crafted especially for the volume. Featuring a baker’s dozen of fantastic illustrations from several amazing…

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Stories That Must Not Die

Originally a native of Quebec, Juan Sauvageau came to the US to pursue his post-graduate studies. He earned an MA in Education and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and went on to teach at universities in Mexico, France, Spain, Texas and Idaho. Sauvageau was deeply attracted to Mexican folklore and culture. In the late 70s he spent three years going…

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Along the River 2

I have edited an anthology of local writers titled Along the River 2: More Voices from the Rio Grande. It’s coming out November 17. Here’s the cover:    

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Stories That Must Not Die Series

Starting October 1, 2012, National Education Services will be re-releasing the seminal collection Stories That Must Not Die as individual, newly illustrated tales featuring the artwork of some really fantastic Texas authors. I am working as series editor, designing the interior and covers to reflect the spirit of the original…

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Along the River: An Anthology of Voices from the Rio Grande Valley

On May 18, 2011, VAO Publishing released Along the River: An Anthology of Voices from the Río Grande Valley. I served as editor of the volume, which features poetry and prose by a host of local talent, including the short story “The Time About the Dog” by Álvaro Rodríguez, co-screenwriter of the…

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The Seed: Stories from the River’s Edge

In April of 2011, Absey & Co. released The Seed: Stories from the River’s Edge, my first short-story collection. Those tales, several written in collaboration with my wife Angélica Maldonado, range from retellings of Mexican legends to original contemporary fantasy, weird West and magical realism, all set along the border…

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