• May 12. SXSW
    • BORDER CROSSING & SACRED STORIES. 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
  • June 10. Central Texas Librarian Camp. Keynote in the am.  
  • July 10 – 15, 2020. Highlights Summer Camp.


  • 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 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?
  • Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. School Library Journal Summit in Baltimore
  • October 3. Rio Grande Valley NSDAR. 11 am at La Casa de Palmas, McAllen.
  • October 16-19. TABE, American Bank Convention Center, Corpus Christi
  • October 23-25. Tomás Rivera Book Award events.
  • October 26-27. Texas Book Festival, Austin
  • November 3. “Campfire Tales with David Bowles.” McAllen Public Library
  • November 10, 2019. South Texas Book Festival. McAllen.
  • November 21-24, 2019. NCTE, Baltimore
  • November 31-December 2, 2019. Keynote at Guadalajara Book Fair (Translation symposium).

2018 Appearances

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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