CFIII: Bringing down the Witch

The online version of CREATURE FEATURE III: Bringing Down the Witch is now available at www.themonitor.com.  

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Creature Feature III begins October 2

CREATURE FEATURE III will be appearing each Friday in October in The Monitor‘s Festiva Magazine insert. Here’s the schedule of tales I’ll be telling: October 2: Bringing down the Witch October 9: The Origin of la Llorona October 16: Bigfoot on Popocateptl October 23: El Charro Negro October 30: El Sombrerón All…

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“The Boo Hag” to be published in Stupefying Stories

My story “The Boo Hag” has just been accepted for publication by Stupefying Stories. Horror in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. I think you’ll enjoy it.  

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Judging TIL Translation Award

The Texas Institute of Letters has posted its Call for Entries for the 2016 Literary Contests. Judges are listed; authors and/or publishers should submit works directly to them at the addresses indicated. I am honored TIL asked me to be part of this prestigious process: I’ll be one of three…

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Poem accepted for upcoming BorderSenses

My poem “Border Folk” will be appearing in the next issue of BorderSenses.  

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Poems in Red River Review

I have two poems in the August 2015 edition of Red River Review “Tlacuache, Cornered“ “Losing My Accent“  

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Poem in The Call of the Chupacabra

My narrative poem “Chupacabra Genesis” will appear in The Call of the Chupacabra, Volume I, edited by Juan Manuel Pérez and Malia Pérez with cover art by Yosh Reyez, scheduled for release Fall 2015/Winter 2016.  

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Reading at B&N August 1

On August 1, I’ll be at Barnes & Noble Northcross in McAllen, Texas, from 2 pm to 3 pm, reading from my YA fantasy novel THE SMOKING MIRROR, answering questions and signing books. I will probably also talk about and share from BORDER LORE as well.   

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Selection as TEDxMcAllen Speaker

Today at a conference, TEDxMcAllen revealed the roster for our local TED event, scheduled for October. I am thrilled to tell you that I will be one of the speakers.   

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Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley in 2016

I’m excited to announce that The History Press has hired me to write Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley, a book on the most famous hauntings from the Texas borderlands. Set for publication in the fall of 2016, the collection will feature photographs and fabulous artwork by José Meléndez. Further…

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