Trespass collection out this February 2022

I’m part of Trespass, a collection of stories about animal instincts, human folly, and survival. The collection includes Jeff Vandermeer, Stephen Graham Jones, Karen Russell, Tochi Onyebuchi and Carmen Maria Machado. My story, “The Tiger Came to the Mountains,” is set during the Mexican Revolution. Trespass comes out February 24, 2022 in electronic and audio formats.

Velvet Was the Night

My upcoming novel, Velvet Was the Night, has a book cover, courtesy of Faceout Studio. Mini description: A stylish noir about crime, passion, and murder set against the backdrop of protest and political drama in 1970s Mexico. Release date is August 17, 2021. This is not a speculative book, but straight up noir. This marks …

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Tell It How It Is

This essay first appeared in SFX magazine.  There is a well-known nugget of advice for writers: show, don’t tell. This is an incomplete notion: show, don’t tell… unless telling is better. Of course, no advice or how-to-manual is supposed to provide iron-clad pronouncements, yet sometimes people behave as though this was the case and sadly …

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Welcome to Xibalba

To the pre-Columbian K’iche’ people Xibalba, the Place of Fear, was an underground kingdom which was ruled by several underworld lords who were responsible for inflicting illnesses and deaths. In fact, the original title of my upcoming novel Gods of Jade and Shadow (out August 6, 2019) was Lords of Xibalba. As James L. Fitzsimmons indicates in …

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Gods of Jade and Shadow

My next novel, Gods of Jade and Shadow, is out August 2019. From the promotional copy: The Mayan God of Death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey. Mixing the excitement of the Roaring Twenties with Prehispanic mythology, Gods of Jade and Shadow is a vivid, wildly imaginative historical fantasy. Pre-order: Amazon: …

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