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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Articles in the Laredo Morning Times

Yesterday’s Laredo Morning Times featured English and Spanish articles on my school visits and writing.  

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Interview for the Castle of Horror Podcast

The fantastic author Jason Henderson interviewed me for the Castle of Horror Podcast. We talked for 50 minutes about legend, myth, writing, family and my upcoming book The Smoking Mirror. Give a listen!  

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2014 Appearances

2014 Appearances   January 25, 2014—Pasta, Poetry & Vino (reading). Mama Mia Pizzeria, McAllen, Texas. 7 pm to 10 pm. February 14, 2014—Keynote speaker at the 2014 Donna Texas Chisholm Trail Festival. 11 am. February 14, 2014—”Familia y folclor: Using Culture and History to Bridge the Gap between Oracy and…

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Article on Laredo Visit

From October 2 through October 4, I was in Laredo for meetings with librarians, visits with middle school students, and an appearance at the Laredo Book Festival. The Laredo Morning Times covered my presentations at Los Obispos Middle School in this article by Judith Rayo: Headline | Story. A special…

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Where to Watch TV Episode

As people have been asking where they can watch episode 8 of Monsters and Mysteries in America season two (in which my interview and story appear), here’s a rundown of sources in case you don’t catch it on Destination America or Animal Planet: Amazon iTunes YouTube WalMart Vudu  

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