You Can’t Always Get What You Want

The Rolling Stones sang it best: you can’t always get what you want. This is doubly so in the case of publishing. If you’ve bought my novel The Beautiful Ones, you’ve probably read the back copy for it. That was…

Songs for Beautiful Ones

  Some people write and they have special playlists and all kinds of elaborate stuff. I don’t. I tend to be obsessive compulsive and need to listen to the same song over and over again. I played “Sleep Walker” while…

State of Latinx Writing

I have been keeping track of all speculative fiction published by Latin American/Latinx/Chicano writers published in 2017 in English. Caveats: I asked people to submit their own work and added works I knew were coming out, however this may not…

An Alebrije

Mexico. There is a creature in Mexico, a type of folkloric craft, called an alebrije. It refers to a mixture of things. The head of a bull, the body of a fish, the wings of a dove. Or a turkey…

The Beautiful Ones coloring pages

To celebrate the launch of The Beautiful Ones this October 24, I asked illustrator Sara Bardi to draw the three main characters of my novel. The result are images suitable for coloring, and since adult coloring books are all the…

Welcome to Blerd City

I went to Blerd City Con and all I got was… this wonderful sense of community? Heh. Really, it was a very nice crowd.  And if you’re wondering what the hell I’m talking about this was a new convention, held…