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8/15/14 - This Sunday, September 21st, I will be at the Brooklyn Book Festival signing books and participating in a "Draw Off" with fellow illustrator Kris Di Giacomo at the BKBF children's area (Columbus Area) as well as participating at the table of Las Comadres Para Las Americas and La Casa Azul Bookstore. The Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. The events for this diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace. Hope to see you there.

8/15/14 - I am super thrilled and honored to have received both a Silver Award for my book, Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes, and a Distinguished Merit Award, for, When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders, from 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration to be included in their International Picture Book Show. All medal, merit and distinguished merit winners will appear in the 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 11 to be released in both a print and iPad edition this winter.

7/11/14 - It was a pleasure to speak with Robin Dobson on her online blog, The Nonfiction Nook, and discuss my new children’s book Green is a Chile Pepper. Robin is a talented, writer and educator from my hometown of Santa Barbara, CA. Be sure to check out her wonderful author site. Also remember to leave a post comment to qualify to win a signed copy of my new book.

7/8/14 - I see some wonderful & familiar faces in Publishers Weekly Photo-Essay from this year's ALA conference in Las Vegas.

7/2/14 - I'm excited to see my new book, Green is a Chile Pepper, included on ALSC's blog article, Eleven of the Best Preschool Picture Storytime Books of 2014 (so far).

6/29/14 - I'm super honored and proud that my children's books, Round is a Tortilla and Green is a Chile Pepper, took home Best Latino Focused & Educational Picture Books at part of this year's ALA, International Latino Book Awards. Other amazing winning authors included: Isabel Allende, Monica Brown, Meg Medina, and Rudolfo Anaya, as well as the late Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera and current Supreme Court Jusitce Sonia Sotomayor. For a complete list of winners click here.

6/28/14 - The NBC news article, Growing Int'l Latino Book Awards Reflect Booming Market, wonderfully previews tonight's awards event at the Clark County Library in Las Vegas, as well as showcasing and celebrating the growing and expanding book market of Latino literature and culture.

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