13TH STREET Launches

Today, July 7, sees the release of books 1-3 of my 13TH STREET series from the new HarperChapters imprint of HarperCollins, a sort of Latinx Stranger Things for kids ages 5-9. These chapter books focus on three cousins (Malia, Dante and Ivan) who find themselves fighting strange creatures in a…

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Two Non-Fiction Pieces

I’ve recently had a couple of articles published that draw from Aztec philosophy to think about modern life. Give them a read! In Psyche, June 16, 2020 “Learning Nahuatl, the Flower Song, and the Poetics of Life“ In Zócalo, May 10, 2020 “Aztec Kings Had Rules for Plagues, Including ‘Do Not Be a Fool’“

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Parents of David Bowles

People search for information about my parents all the time (hrm), so I thought I’d create a post with some basic data points. My father David Oscar Bowles grew up in McAllen. His parents were Manuel Garza and Lois Marie (Bowles) Garza. His older sister was Elizabeth Marie Bowles, and…

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2019 Appearances

March 3, 2019—“Facing Obstacles with Determination.” Panel at the Tucson Book Festival. University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona. March 29, 2019—“On Writing, Voice, and Courage: A Conversation with Walter Honorees,” a symposium on diverse children’s literature. Part of the Walter Dean Myers Award Ceremony. Library of Congress, Washington D.C. Texas Library…

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