Creature Feature

Starting September 5, 2013, and running through Halloween, The Monitor printed a nine-part series entitled “Creature Feature.” Published each Thursday, this column featured my retellings of creepy tales of ghosts, ghouls and cucuys from deep South Texas, with illustrations by a variety of local artists. On December 10, 2013, an…

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Stories That Must Not Die

Originally a native of Quebec, Juan Sauvageau came to the US to pursue his post-graduate studies. He earned an MA in Education and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and went on to teach at universities in Mexico, France, Spain, Texas and Idaho. Sauvageau was deeply attracted to Mexican folklore and culture. In the late 70s he spent three years going…

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Stories That Must Not Die Series

Starting October 1, 2012, National Education Services will be re-releasing the seminal collection Stories That Must Not Die as individual, newly illustrated tales featuring the artwork of some really fantastic Texas authors. I am working as series editor, designing the interior and covers to reflect the spirit of the original…

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Mexican Bestiary

On June 30, 2012, VAO Publishing released Mexican Bestiary | Bestiario Mexicano, an illustrated encyclopedia of legendary creatures from Mexico that will delight both young and old. Featuring fabulous art Noé Vela, this volume serves as an introduction to the mythology of a great people as well as a tool…

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