Two Awards from TIL

TWO (2) of my books just won awards from the Texas Institute of Letters: The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas for Best Translation and The Witch Owl Parliament (Clockwork Curandera #1) for Best YA Book (which I wrote with my cool carnal and collaborator Raúl the Third). I…

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Batchelder Award for TSRW

So thrilled that my translation of The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas was selected as a Batchelder Honor Book by the American Library Association! Shout-out to publisher Levine Querido, writer María García Esperón, editor Nick Thomas, and illustrator Amanda Mijangos!

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THE OBSIDIAN CODEX Podcast

My Mesoamerican cosmic horror podcast The Obsidian Codex will debut on February 14, 2022 on Spotify and most other platforms. It’s about a Mexican American archeologist who receives an ancient text that could trigger the end of the world. Will his own desperation and academic greed push him to use…

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2021 Appearances

October 2021 New York Comic ConJavits Center, 429 11th Ave, NYCRoom TBDOctober 7, 2021Time TBD“Feathered Serpents, Brujas, and Sugar Skulls: Understanding LatinX Representation in Pop Culture” James River Writer’s ConferenceOctober 8, 202110:15 am CSTPoint of View PanelThe narrator’s relationship to the story is one of the most important decisions a…

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NYPL and CPL Lists

Excited to announce that the New York Public Library has picked SIX of my projects for their Best Books 2021 lists! For teens, The Witch Owl Parliament (illustrated by Raúl the Third). For kids, My Two Border Towns and Mis dos pueblos fronterizos (illustrated by Erika Meza), El ascenso del…

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