Piece in the Jewish Mexican Literary Review

My bilingual Nahuatl-English oddity “Nahuatl Nightmares” will appear in the first number of The Jewish Mexican Literary Review this summer. The piece playfully reviews thirty-one startling figures from Nahua (“Aztec”) lore, one for each day of October.  

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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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Poem in Bearing the Mask

My poem “Potter at Chaco” will be appearing in the anthology Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems, edited by Scott Wiggerman and Cindy Huyser, coming soon from Dos Gatos Press.  

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GHOSTS available for pre-order

Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley is now available for pre-order! Part of the Haunted America series from The History Press, my latest book features seventeen harrowing hauntings from deep South Texas, each accompanied by illustrations by José Meléndez and photographs by Alexis Tran. Here’s the description: Tradition meets tragedy…

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Poem in Imaniman anthology

My poem “Braided Soul” will appear in IMANIMAN: Poets Reflect on Transformative & Transgressive Borders Through Gloria Anzaldúa’s Work, edited by Ire’ne Lara Silva and Dan Vera, coming November 2016 from Aunt Lute Books.  

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A Kingdom Beneath the Waves now available

On April 19th, Garza Twins #2 officially hit shelves. Be sure to pick up a hardcover or ebook from your preferred purveyor of literature!  

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Preorder Garza Twins #2

IFWG Publishing is now accepting preorders for A Kingdom Beneath the Waves in both hardcover and ebook format. There is also a great deal on books 1 and 2 in hardcover, which can be ordered as a bundle for the low price of just $29.99!  

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La Bloga Profiles My Work

Just in time for my birthday, Rudy Ch. García over at La Bloga has posted a lovely overview of my work. Give it a read! A Chicano novelist and his literary works  

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Garza Twins Giveaway

If you have a Goodreads account, you can now enter for a chance to win a copy of A Kingdom Beneath the Waves, the upcoming sequel to the Pura Belpré Honor Book The Smoking Mirror. Goodreads Book Giveaway A Kingdom Beneath the Waves by David Bowles Giveaway ends April 02,…

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Translations to appear in Asymptote

I was pleased to learn that my translations of songs V and VI of the Aztec codex Cantares Mexicanos will be published in an upcoming number of the journal Asymptote.    

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