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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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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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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June 2016 Events

June has been an amazing month, and I still haven’t experienced the giddiness of the Purá Belpré Celebración this Sunday at the American Library Association Annual Conference! I had a lovely experience at both the Corpus Christi and McAllen Northcross Barnes & Noble during B-Fest. The bookstore chain was trying…

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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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2015 Appearances

Here’s a list of most of my appearances during 2015   March 4, 2015—Presenting as part of a panel called “Writing and Publishing from El Valle” hosted by Professor Amy Cummins as part of FESTIBA (Festival of International Books and Arts). ARHU 244, University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas.…

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Audio of McAllen Book Festival Panels

Below you’ll find audio of two different panels I took part in at the 2015 McAllen Book Festival. In the first, I was teamed up with David Rice and Sarah Cortez to chat about writing, editing and supporting other writers; in the second, Xavier Garza, Ray Villareal and I talked…

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Video of My TEDx Talk

The video of my talk “Story and Identity: Moving Beyond the Self,” presented at TEDx McAllen on October 6, 2015, is now available.  

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Reading at B&N August 1

On August 1, I’ll be at Barnes & Noble Northcross in McAllen, Texas, from 2 pm to 3 pm, reading from my YA fantasy novel THE SMOKING MIRROR, answering questions and signing books. I will probably also talk about and share from BORDER LORE as well.   

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Selection as TEDxMcAllen Speaker

Today at a conference, TEDxMcAllen revealed the roster for our local TED event, scheduled for October. I am thrilled to tell you that I will be one of the speakers.   

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