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, 2016—Getting 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 duringWeslaco 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.