• Texas Library Association Conference. April 16 & 17. Austin Convention Center. Austin, Texas.
    • Tuesday, April 16
      10:00 am – 11:00 am. 15th Annual Poetry Round Up
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Penguin Classroom’s Meet our Stars (with Adam Gidwitz)
    • Wednesday, April 17
      8:30 pm – 9:30 am. YA Gets Graphic: Graphic Novels Just Keep Getting Better
      1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. What’s New with Texas Middle Grade and YA Authors?


  • American Book Sellers Winter Institute 13. January 23rd. Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Southwest Popular Culture American Culture Conference. February 9, 2018. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • National Latino Children’s Literature Conference. February 22-24. San Antonio, Texas.
  • “The House on the Borderlands/La Frontera.” Panel moderated by David Bowles at the Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018. March 24. 10 am to 10 pm. Winchester Mystery House. 525 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose, California.
  • Public reading. Our Lady of the Lake University. April 4. 6:30 pm. San Antonio, Texas.
  • “The Texas Library Association’s YART Texas Tea with the Authors.” Event at the Texas Library Association’s 2018 Conference. April 5. 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Omni Hotel. Dallas, Texas.
  • “Texas Authors for Grown-ups.” Panel presentation at the Texas Library Association’s 2018 Conference. April 6. 8 am to 9 am. Omni Hotel. Dallas, Texas.
  • San Antonio Book Festival. April 7. San Antonio, Texas.
  • OMG Denver. May 17 to May 19, 2018.
  • Book signing at Brazos Bookstore. June 7. 7 pm. Houston, Texas.
  • Book signing at Deep Vellum Bookstore. June 16. 7 pm. Dallas, Texas.
  • Book signing at Barnes & Noble. June 17. Noon. McAllen, Texas.
  • Author Reception. Armstrong Ballroom at the Sheraton New Orleans. American Bookseller Association’s Children’s Institute 16. New Orleans. 5:30 to 7:00 pm. June 20.
  • Signing. Cinco Puntos Press booth. American Library Association Annual Conference. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. New Orleans. June 22. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • Signing. Lee & Low booth. American Library Association Annual Conference. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. New Orleans. June 23. 11:00 am to noon
  • Signing. Cinco Puntos Press booth. American Library Association Annual Conference. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. New Orleans. June 23. 1 pm to 2 pm.
  • “The Serious Side of Magic: How Fantasy and Magical Realist Novels Can Be Used to Understand and Create Change in the Real World.” Panel presentation at the International Literacy Association’s 2018 Conference. July 21. Austin, Texas.
  • ArmadilloCon. Austin, Texas. Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. Saturday, August 4.
    • 10:30am. Author Reading. Southpark B.
    • 12:30pm. The Van Show: Van Interviews David Bowles. Southpark A. Be a part of the audience as the Austin Public Library’s Van Show puppet interviews David Bowles.
    • 2pm. Fairy Tales in Current SFF. Ballroom F. Panel with Cassandra Rose Clarke (moderator), David Bowles, Amanda Downum, Skyler White, Holly Black. How are fairy tales currently being used in SFF? How has usage evolved? What trends do our panelists see?
    • 3pm. Multiculturalism in SFF. Conference Center. Panel with David Bowles (moderator), Jessica Reisman, Trakena Prevost, Jess Nevins, Juan Perez. Race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic class have been central concerns of SF since the beginning. Our panelists will discuss places where we see, or want to see, science fiction and fantasy studying these intersections to explore and expand the worlds of stories we write and read.
  • WorldCon. San José, CA. August 16-19.
  • Latino Heritage Month: Our Mesoamerican Roots. San Antonio Public Library. September 22, 2018. 3:00 pm.
  • JCLC 2018: The 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. September 26-30, 2018. Albuquerque.
  • Nerdtino Expo. El Corazón Cultural Center. Philadelphia, PA. October 20, 2018.
  • “In The Beginning: Origin Stories.” A panel at the Texas Book Festival. Capitol Extension Room E2.010 (1100 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX). October 28, 2018. 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
  • “Teen Nonfiction That Matters.” A panel with Lawrence Goldstone and Deborah Hopkinson at YALSA’s YA Services Symposium.  Salt Lake City. Saturday, November 3, 2018. 3:00-4:30.
  • NCTE Annual Convention. George R. Brown Convention Center. Houston. November 15-18.
    • We Need Diverse Books Presents: “It’s Problematic, Now What?” Friday, November 16, 2018 9:30-10:45 a.m. in room 350 D.
    • “Más Fuerte Together: A Roundtable on the State of Latinx Publishing.” Friday, November 16th, 2018 from 11:00 am-12:15 pm in room 342 F
    • “The Serious Side of Magic: How Fantasy and Magical Realism Novels Can Be Used To Understand and Create Change in the Real World.” Friday, November 16, 2018 12:30-1:45 p.m. in room 330 B.
    • “From Page to Megaphone: Methods for Adding a Public Voice to Private Writing.” Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in room 370D. 
    • “Border Voices: Mexican-American Authors Writing for/about South Texas Fronterizos.” Saturday, November 17, 2018 4:15-5:30 p.m. in room 351 B. 
    • The Children’s Literature Assembly’s “Master Class in Poetry.” Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 6:00-7:15 p.m. in room 362 ABC.
    • “Community and Collective Action through Recent Latinx Children’s Literature.” Sunday, November 18, 2018 9:00-10:15 a.m. in room 361 EF. 
    • Diverse Mythology in YA (actual title TBD). Panel with ​​J.C. Cervantes​​​ and ​​Yoon Ha Lee​​​. Monday 11:10-11:35​ am.
  • 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.

2017 Appearances

2016 Appearances

2015 Appearances

2014 Appearances

2013 Appearances

2012 Appearances


  1. Oh, I was intrigued by “A dream within a dream,” the tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, one of my favorite poets/writers of all time. But I searched your Website for this poem (which I assume IS a poem), but could not find it. Where can one find it? Or how is it available?

  2. Oh, Angel, I just now realized… The event itself was named A Dream within a Dream. It featured several local poets either reading from Poe or reading poetry inspired by him.

  3. I was interested on information about you reading to students in the valley on a particular date (Haunted Valley) during the evening. Please get back to me when you can

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