2021 Appearances

October 2021

New York Comic Con
Javits Center, 429 11th Ave, NYC
Room TBD
October 7, 2021
Time TBD
“Feathered Serpents, Brujas, and Sugar Skulls: Understanding LatinX Representation in Pop Culture”

James River Writer’s Conference
October 8, 2021
10:15 am CST
Point of View Panel
The narrator’s relationship to the story is one of the most important decisions a writer makes in constructing a believable narrative. What are the disadvantages and advantages of each point of view, and how do you know which is best for your story? Award-winning author and professor David Bowles will help you grapple with how different choices allow your readers to get closer to the characters and events or create distance.

James River Writer’s Conference
October 8, 2021
7:30 pm CST
Reading & Discussion

James River Writer’s Conference
October 9, 2021
10:30 am CST
Keynote Speech– “Overcoming Obstacles in Publishing to Become a Force of Change.”
Award-winning author and activist David Bowles mines his own experiences to share ways in which writers can use their work, their platforms, and their publishing networks to promote the literary dignity of under-represented communities. From anchoring texts in place and culture to crafting diverse fictional worlds and being active allies in the real one, David’s talk will advocate for the key role of creatives in bringing about equity in our field.

IATE Conference
October 15-16, 2021
Chicago, Illinois
Keynote and Breakout Session

Barnes & Noble Northcross
October 23, 2021
2-4 pm CST
Book Signing

South Texas Book Festival
October 30, 2021
3 pm CST

November 2021

November 22, 2021
2:15 pm CST
“Wielding Magic”

December 2021

Latinx KidLit Book Festival
December 10, 2021
12 pm CST
“Fantastic Fantasy: Magical Stories in Middle Grade”


El español: lengua en movimiento
Embassy of Mexico in the US and the Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington DC
April 20, 2021
4 pm CDT
Panel: The use of Spanish in the United States and Spanish as a heritage language.

Go, Graphic Novels, Go Presentation
April 23, 2021
4 pm CDT

Spring Conference
Coalition of Reading and English Supervisors of Texas
April 26, 2021
1:25 pm CDT
Author Keynote

Fresno State University’s Diversity Week
April 29, 2021
6 pm CDT
Virtual panel on Latinx children’s literature with Margarita Engle and Angela Dominguez.

Medical Humanities and Pandemic Urbanisms
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
May 4, 2021
6 pm CDT
From Monomyth to Multimyth: BIPOC Children’s Fantasists Discuss Globalism, Possible Futures, and Writing in the Age of Pandemic.
Registration Required

Unicorn Rescue Society Panel in Celebration of Book 6
Flyleaf Books
May 5, 2021
6 pm CDT

Edelweiss Bookfest
June 8, 2021
9 am CDT
Panel on Identity and Community

July 25, 2021
2 pm CDT
“Legacy of Aztec Culture”

July 25, 2021
3 pm CDT
Livestream Chat

SLJ Teen Live Virtual Event
August 5, 2021
10:45 am CDT
Virtual booth chat on LIVING BEYOND BORDERS with Margie Longoria

August 14, 2021
11 am CDT
Moderator for “Lots of Planets Have a South: Exploited and Impoverished Regions in Speculative Worldbuilding.”

August 15, 2021
10 am CDT
“Ancestral Past and Anchored Future: Toward a Mexican American Futurism.”

September 3, 2021
8 am CST
“IS THE FUTURE A WESTERN IDEA? How Language Shapes the Future”

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