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 ESC Spring Extravaganza. Region One Service Center. Edinburg, Texas. 2 pm to 4 pm.
  • February 20, 2016—Author presentation. Teen Bookfest by the Bay. Tuloso-Midway High School. Corpus Christi, Texas. 9 am to 4:30 pm.
  • February 22, 2016—Author presentation. The Rainbow Room at South Texas College’s Pecan Campus Library. McAllen, Texas. 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm.
  • March 1, 2016—Uncovering Relevance in Nahuatl Song. Presentation as part of the panel titled “The Art of Translation: What is Lost and Found in Translation.” University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. ARHU 303. 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm.
  • March 2, 2016Getting Creative Writing Published. Presentation as part of a panel on publishing. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. ARHU 180. 7:20 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • March 16, 2016—Valley Myths, Folklore, and Other Stories. Presentation at the McAllen Public Library, Meeting Room A. McAllen, Texas. 7 pm.
  • April 8, 2016—From Myth to Fantasy. Presentation at High School Outreach Day, Our Lady of the Lake University Literary Festival. San Antonio, Texas.
  • April 19, 2016—Author Presentation and Signing. Texas Library Association Conference. Houston, Texas.
  • May 7, 2016—Haunted History. Presentation on the intersection of the Rio Grande Valley’s past and its darkest ghost tales, plus a reading from my books on the folklore of our region. Weslaco Museum. Weslaco, Texas. 2 pm to 3 pm.
  • May 26, 2016—Reading with Ana Castillo to celebrate the launch of her latest book, Black Dove: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me. El Sol y la Luna. Austin, Texas. 7 pm to 9 pm.
  • June 11, 2016—Teen literature panel, meet and greet, book signing. Barnes & Noble Corpus Christi. Corpus Christi, Texas. 2 pm to 5 pm.
  • June 12, 2016—Reading and book signing. Barnes & Noble Northcross. McAllen, Texas. 2 pm to 3:30 pm.
  • June 18, 2016—Valley Myths, Folklore, and History. Part of the My Mission: Oral History Project.  Presentation at the Mission Historical Museum. Mission, Texas. 11 am to noon.
  • June 20, 2016—Rabbit in the Moon: Reaching Young Latino Readers through Speculative Fiction. 2016 Effective Border School Conference. South Padre Island Convention Center. South Padre Island, Texas. 9 am to 10 am.
  • June 26, 2016—Award acceptance. 20th Anniversary Pura Belpré Celebración. 2016 ALA Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. 1 pm to 4 pm.
  • October 6, 2016—Keynote address. The South Texas Literacy Coalition’s 8th annual Historias de la Vida Gala. McAllen Art Village. McAllen, Texas.
  • October 8, 2016—Presentation, reading and book signing for Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley. The Storybook Garden. Weslaco, Texas. 2 pm to 4:30 pm.
  • October 13, 2016—Haunted Valley. Presentation, reading and book signing for Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley. McAllen Public Library. McAllen, Texas. 7 pm to 8 pm.
  • October 14, 2016—Author presentation at “Poesía en Atril.” El Hueso Del Fraile. Brownsville, Texas. 6:30 pm to 7 pm.
  • October 15, 2016—RGV Revenants. Presentation, reading and book signing for Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley. Part of the My Mission: Oral History Project.  Presentation at the Mission Historical Museum. Mission, Texas. 11 am to noon.
  • October 20, 2016—Author meet-and-greet and ghost tour of the Cortez building during Weslaco al Fresco. The Storybook Garden. Weslaco, Texas. 6 pm to 7:30 pm.
  • October 28, 2016—Presentation at Los Muertos Bailan: A Pre-celebration of the Day of the Dead. Edinburg City Hall Auditorium. Edinburg, Texas. 7 pm to 7:45 pm
  • October 29, 2016—Reading and book signing. Barnes & Noble Northcross. McAllen, Texas. 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • October 29, 2016—Presentation and book signing. Rio Grande City Unexplained Mysteries Conference. Rio Grande City, Texas. 6 pm to 8 pm.
  • October 30, 2016—Border Halloween with David Bowles. Reading and book signing. Barnes & Noble Palms Crossing. McAllen, Texas. 3 pm to 5 pm.
  • November 5, 2016—Remembering Our Ghosts. Presentation and book signing. Brownsville Heritage Museum. Brownsville, Texas. 1 pm to 2:30 pm.
  • November 8, 2016—Guest appearance on the Phenomena Encountered Radio Show (on Crossroads Radio Network WYPN-DB). Tune in here mixlr.com/deeparanormal/ at 7 pm CST.
  • November 10, 2016—Presentation and book signing. Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library. Edinburg, Texas. 6 pm to 8 pm.
  • November 12, 2016—Presentation and book signing. McAllen Book Festival. McAllen, Texas.
  • December 3, 2016—Border Book Bash. Book talks and signings. Alton Memorial Junior High. Alton, Texas. 9 am to 4 pm.

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