Visiting Writer

I’ve been selected as Spring 2018 Visiting Writer for Our Lady of the Lake University. Learn more on their website.  

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2017 Appearances

February 9, 2017—”Writing on the Frontlines of the Tex-Mex Frontera.” Panel at the annual conference of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP). Monument, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four. Washington, DC. 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm. February 14, 2017—Haunted Valentine. Presentation, reading and book signing. McAllen Public Library. McAllen,…

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Co-authoring a Book with Adam Gidwitz

I can now reveal that I am one of the authors working with Adam Gidwitz on a new middle-grade series from Penguin Dutton called The Unicorn Rescue Society! Other members of the society include Joseph Bruchac, Emma Otheguy, Hena Khan, and illustrator Hatem Aly. Read Adam’s blog post for all…

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Interview up at Lone Star Literary

Each week Kay Ellington over at Lone Star Literary profiles a newsmaker in Texas books and letters, including authors, booksellers, and publishers. This week I am the featured author. Head on over to give the interview a read!  

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Author Profile at Our Voces

A lovely profile of me is up at the Our Voces Tumblr, which is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 by highlighting Latinx kid lit authors. https://ourvoces.tumblr.com/post/166041087894/ourvoces-presents-david-bowles-author  

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Cover Reveal for Feathered Serpent

Cinco Puntos Press has revealed the final cover for my book Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico, coming January 2018. Check out the great artwork by Chris de Maíz and Ramon Cardenas. The book consists of translations, adaptations and retellings of essential pre-Colombian myths, woven into a sort…

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Texas Teen Book Festival

I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of the line-up for the 2017 Texas Teen Book Festival. A huge abrazote to Sarah Rafael García and Barrio Writers for being so incredible in their support, as well as everyone over at Cinco Puntos Press. Below is an image with the…

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Cover Reveal for The Hidden City

IFWG Publishing has revealed the cover for The Hidden City, the third book in Garza Twins, my middle-grade fantasy series. The book is due out around May of 2018. Here’s the title’s description and the artwork: Distressed by new threats, the Garza family take a summer trip to the mountains of…

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Sneak Peek of THE HIDDEN CITY

IFWG Publishing has posted the first chapter of The Hidden City, book three of my middle-grade fantasy series Garza Twins. In this excerpt, we learn see Carol use song magic against a trio of bullies and begin to experience complicated feelings for her friend Nikki Jones. Read and enjoy! Preview: The…

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Guest Column for Nightmare

In the latest issue of NIGHTMARE, I discuss the use of dark Latino folklore in the horror column “The H Word.” May 2017 (Issue 56)  

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