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.”
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.
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.
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…
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.
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!
My poem “Potter at Chaco” will be appearing in the anthology Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems, edited by Scott Wiggerman and Cindy Huyser, coming soon from Dos Gatos Press.
Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley is now available for pre-order! Part of the Haunted America series from The History Press, my latest book features seventeen harrowing hauntings from deep South Texas, each accompanied by illustrations by José Meléndez and photographs by Alexis Tran. Here’s the description: Tradition meets tragedy…
There’s a great review of my book THE SMOKING MIRROR up at one of my favorite blogs, Rich in Color. Give it a read! Review: The Smoking Mirror
My poem “Braided Soul” will appear in IMANIMAN: Poets Reflect on Transformative & Transgressive Borders Through Gloria Anzaldúa’s Work, edited by Ire’ne Lara Silva and Dan Vera, coming November 2016 from Aunt Lute Books.