Graphic Novel Announcement

Publishers Weekly broke the news yesterday: “Stacy Whitman of Tu Books has acquired world rights for CLOCKWORK CURANDERA, a YA steampunk graphic novel reimagining of FRANKENSTEIN set in an alternate colonial Mexico, by Pura Belpré Honor recipient David Bowles and illustrated by Pura Belpré winner Raúl the Third. Publication is set…

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Choopi Full Cover Reveal

We’re now just days from the release of Chupacabra Vengeance, so I wanted to show you the full wrap-around cover in all its glory. Here’s the text from the back cover: Cholos and alien hordes. Undead luchadores. Children trapped in animal form. Legless Vampires. Aztec merchant spies. A deadly ancient…

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Chupacabra Vengeance cover reveal

Broken River Books has revealed the cover for my short story collection Chupacabra Vengeance, to be published in 2017. A shot-out to Jay Meléndez for the amazing art and lettering.  

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Cover Reveal for The Smoking Mirror

IFWG Publishing has just released a cover reveal of my middle-grade/YA fantasy novel The Smoking Mirror, the first book in the Garza Twins series. Here it is: Synopsis: Carol and Johnny Garza are 12-year-old twins whose lives in a small Texas town are forever changed by their mother’s unexplained disappearance.…

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Publishing update on The Smoking Mirror

IFWG has announced their publishing schedule for 2015, and my upcoming YA fantasy novel The Smoking Mirror is set for release in the second quarter of the year. See specifics and learn of other titles at http://ifwgpublishing.com/forthcoming-titles/  

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Cover for Shattering and Bricolage

Here is the cover of Shattering and Bricolage, my first collection of original poetry, out June 20 from Ink Brush Press.    

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Shattering and Bricolage accepted for publication

I am delighted to announce that my first collection of original poetry, Shattering and Bricolage, has been accepted for publication by Ink Brush Press. The book should be out before the end of the year.  

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Upcoming Books

I’m very excited to confirm my next two books: Border Lore: Folktales and Legends of South Texas, coming from Lamar University Press this fall. A Score and Ten: Poetic Evolution, coming from Otras Voces Publishing late this year or early 2015.  

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Flower, Song, Dance Released!

Yesterday, Lamar University Press released my latest book, Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry. I’d like to express my gratitude to the many people who helped get this project off the ground, especially my editor, Jerry Craven, and the two artists whose work makes the book an even richer…

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Cover image for Flower, Song, Dance

The cover image for my book of translated Mesoamerican verse, Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry, out this fall from Lamar University Press. A shout-out to artist Noé Vela for this fantastic painting.  

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