LOTE Character Profile #1: Dr. Elena Baz

LORDS OF THE EARTH Character Profile #1: DR. ELENA BAZ DRESCH Elena Baz is a disabled physicist who consults with the Mexican military when she isn’t hosting her wildly popular science show Muñecos Cósmicos (Cosmic Puppets). Well known for her tough, no-nonsense personality (considered cruel in some circles), she is…

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Lords of the Earth on Kindle

Severed Press has just released my Mexican kaiju (giant monster) novel Lords of the Earth. This week the Kindle version is available; the book should be out in print in another few days. Here’s the cover and description: AFTER FOUR BILLION YEARS, THEY HAVE EMERGED When the volcano Popocatelptl erupts, a…

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Book of Mexican Myths Coming 2017

The book of Mexican mythology that I’ve been working on for the past three years will be published in the fall of next year by Cinco Puntos Press. I’m delighted to be working with such an awesome team!  

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“The Boo Hag”

My horror story “The Boo Hag” appears in the latest STUPEFYING STORIES. Pick it up and prepare to meet Dr. Crow, a bad-ass root worker with his own idea of justice.  

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Review in CLJ

A review of the The Smoking Mirror has appeared in Christian Library Journal Volume XX, No. 2. Their verdict? “With a large caste [sic] of gods and monsters, the book has invited comparison to Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series and will likely appeal to a similar audience.”  

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Work upcoming in Chachalaca Review

My retooling of a Mesoamerican myth, “The Challenge,” will be appearing in the upcoming edition of Chachalaca Review, a multicultural yearly journal published by the Mexican American Studies Program at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley.  

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Belpré Author Honor Acceptance Speech

REFORMA, ALSC and the American Library Association have released the text of this year’s Belpré winners’s acceptance speeches. Below you’ll find mine.  

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June 2016 Events

June has been an amazing month, and I still haven’t experienced the giddiness of the Purá Belpré Celebración this Sunday at the American Library Association Annual Conference! I had a lovely experience at both the Corpus Christi and McAllen Northcross Barnes & Noble during B-Fest. The bookstore chain was trying…

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Piece in the Jewish Mexican Literary Review

My bilingual Nahuatl-English oddity “Nahuatl Nightmares” will appear in the first number of The Jewish Mexican Literary Review this summer. The piece playfully reviews thirty-one startling figures from Nahua (“Aztec”) lore, one for each day of October.  

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B-Fest Presentation Video

Here’s video of (most of) the author presentation I did on June 12, 2016 at Barnes & Noble Northcross as part of B-Fest (a national teen book festival). Big thanks to Kristi Callaway Rogers for filming the event!  

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