Last year in my TOP SHELF review column I featured a special retrospective on best novels from the United Kingdom. Links to the reviews can be found below.
IFWG has announced their publishing schedule for 2015, and my upcoming YA fantasy novel The Smoking Mirror is set for release in the second quarter of the year. See specifics and learn of other titles at http://ifwgpublishing.com/forthcoming-titles/
2014 Appearances January 25, 2014—Pasta, Poetry & Vino (reading). Mama Mia Pizzeria, McAllen, Texas. 7 pm to 10 pm. February 14, 2014—Keynote speaker at the 2014 Donna Texas Chisholm Trail Festival. 11 am. February 14, 2014—”Familia y folclor: Using Culture and History to Bridge the Gap between Oracy and…
Looking back on 2014, I had a really solid year as a writer. At first I thought that my national TV appearance on the show Monsters and Mysteries in America would be the high point. However, clearly my biggest achievement came on April 5, 2014, when the Texas Institute of Letters…
My poem “Waking up to the Moon” will appear in the February 2015 number of the literary magazine Amarillo Bay.
Here is a draft of the cover for Border Lore: Folktales and Legends of South Texas, coming March 2015. Kudos to the awesome José Meléndez for his artwork and design!
The on-line magazine Somos en escrito has published three translations of mine from Classical Nahuatl into English and Spanish. You can read them now by heading over to that website.
A very nice review of Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry titled “Perform with Drums” and written by 2005 Texas Poet Laureate Alan Birkelbach has appeared in American Book Review Volume 35, Number 4, May/June 2014.
The final story of Creature Feature II, “The Flying Witch of Monterrey,” is now online. You can read it online at The Monitor’s website. Here’s the great art by José Meléndez that accompanies the tale.
My penultimate story for Creature Feature II is “The Sack Man,” with art by Jake Escamilla. You can read the story online at The Monitor’s website.