CFIII: El Sombrerón

The Monitor has posted the on-line version of my final entry in this year’s Creature Feature: “El Sombrerón.” Once again, the story features an iconic illustration by José Meléndez.  

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CFIII: El Charro Negro

The Monitor has posted the on-line version of “El Charro Negro,” the latest story in my Creature Feature III mini-series. Once again, great art by José “Jay” Meléndez.  

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CFIII: Bigfoot on Popocatepetl

The Monitor has posted the on-line version of the third story in my Creature Feature III mini-series: “Bigfoot on Popocatepetl.” Great art by José Meléndez:  

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CFIII: The Origin of la Llorona

The second entry in my seasonal mini-series Creature Feature III, “The Origin of la Llorona,” is now online at The Monitor.  

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CFIII: Bringing down the Witch

The online version of CREATURE FEATURE III: Bringing Down the Witch is now available at www.themonitor.com.  

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Creature Feature III begins October 2

CREATURE FEATURE III will be appearing each Friday in October in The Monitor‘s Festiva Magazine insert. Here’s the schedule of tales I’ll be telling: October 2: Bringing down the Witch October 9: The Origin of la Llorona October 16: Bigfoot on Popocateptl October 23: El Charro Negro October 30: El Sombrerón All…

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Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley in 2016

I’m excited to announce that The History Press has hired me to write Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley, a book on the most famous hauntings from the Texas borderlands. Set for publication in the fall of 2016, the collection will feature photographs and fabulous artwork by José Meléndez. Further…

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Cover for Border Lore

Here is a draft of the cover for Border Lore: Folktales and Legends of South Texas, coming March 2015. Kudos to the awesome José Meléndez for his artwork and design!  

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The Sack Man

My penultimate story for Creature Feature II is “The Sack Man,” with art by Jake Escamilla. You can read the story online at The Monitor’s website.  

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The Headless Horseman of South Texas

In my latest Creature Feature, I retell the story of “The Headless Horseman of South Texas,” drawing more thoroughly on actual history than previous versions onf the legend. Great art by Julian Dwyer accompanies my words. You can read the on-line version here.  

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