Schedule for TLA and SABF

Here is my schedule for the Texas Library Association conference and the San Antonio Book Festival this week, for those attending and interested. Wednesday, April 4 Public reading at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Thursday, April 5 (Texas Library Association conference in Dallas)…

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San Antonio Book Festival

This April I’ll be one of many featured authors at the San Antonio Book Festival, alongside Sandra Cisneros, Benjamín Alire Sáenz, Jorge Ramos, Carmen María Machado, Diana López, and others! Learn more by browsing the line-up on their page.  

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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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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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