2017 Appearances

February 9, 2017—”Writing on the Frontlines of the Tex-Mex Frontera.” Panel at the annual conference of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP). Monument, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four. Washington, DC. 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm. February 14, 2017—Haunted Valentine. Presentation, reading and book signing. McAllen Public Library. McAllen,…

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Co-authoring a Book with Adam Gidwitz

I can now reveal that I am one of the authors working with Adam Gidwitz on a new middle-grade series from Penguin Dutton called The Unicorn Rescue Society! Other members of the society include Joseph Bruchac, Emma Otheguy, Hena Khan, and illustrator Hatem Aly. Read Adam’s blog post for all…

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Interview up at Lone Star Literary

Each week Kay Ellington over at Lone Star Literary profiles a newsmaker in Texas books and letters, including authors, booksellers, and publishers. This week I am the featured author. Head on over to give the interview a read!  

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Author Profile at Our Voces

A lovely profile of me is up at the Our Voces Tumblr, which is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 by highlighting Latinx kid lit authors. https://ourvoces.tumblr.com/post/166041087894/ourvoces-presents-david-bowles-author  

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Cover Reveal for Feathered Serpent

Cinco Puntos Press has revealed the final cover for my book Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico, coming January 2018. Check out the great artwork by Chris de Maíz and Ramon Cardenas. The book consists of translations, adaptations and retellings of essential pre-Colombian myths, woven into a sort…

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Texas Teen Book Festival

I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of the line-up for the 2017 Texas Teen Book Festival. A huge abrazote to Sarah Rafael García and Barrio Writers for being so incredible in their support, as well as everyone over at Cinco Puntos Press. Below is an image with the…

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Cover Reveal for The Hidden City

IFWG Publishing has revealed the cover for The Hidden City, the third book in Garza Twins, my middle-grade fantasy series. The book is due out around May of 2018. Here’s the title’s description and the artwork: Distressed by new threats, the Garza family take a summer trip to the mountains of…

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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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