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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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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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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Part 1 of This Is Horror Appearance

The hosts of the This Is Horror Podcast recently interviewed me for nearly three hours. Part 1 of that appearance is now available, so give it a listen!  

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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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Anti-Trump Nahuatl at The JMLR

As part of the linguistic resistance, my Anti-Trump Nahuatl glossary is now up at The Jewish Mexican Literary Review. http://www.thejmlr.com/nahuatltrump/  

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Latino Speculative Fiction Round Table

In the latest edition of Mithila Review, I am featured as part of a panel of Latino writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror (which also includes Carlos Hernandez, Ernest Hogan, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Silvia Moreno-Garcia and William Alexander). Give our discussion a read and then check out the rest of…

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Chupacabra Vengeance cover reveal

Broken River Books has revealed the cover for my short story collection Chupacabra Vengeance, to be published in 2017. A shot-out to Jay Meléndez for the amazing art and lettering.  

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