news & events


I have several school events coming up for Fall and Winter 2017-2018, but nothing open to the public at the moment. Please check back later!

If you're curious about my school-related events, here's a newspaper article about a recent one to Fort Morgan, Colorado in November 2017.


My essay "Barren in the Andes"-- about my encounter with a shaman (spitting fireballs at me in Ecuador) whose healing ceremony prompted me to adopt my son from Guatemala-- was anthologized in a new book, The Soul of a Great Traveler: 10 Years of Solas Award-Winning Travel Stories. The book came out in October 2017 (and is intended for adults. ;-) Find it at your local bookstore or order here.

My next book will be coming out with Scholastic Press around Valentine's Day, 2019! It's set partly in a chocolate shop in a small mountain town in Colorado, and partly in the Amazon rain forest of Ecuador. Ages 8 & up. You can read more about the book here.

I'm also working on my first YA speculative fiction book, which I'm really excited about! All I'll say about it for now is that it involves virtual reality and is set on a mysterious island...

My friend, Gloria Garcia Diaz, and I are collaborating on a bilingual picture book-- still at the beginning stages, but loads of fun.


I update my blog a few times a year with photos and details of my research, writing, events, travels, creative projects, and of course... vintage trailers. Come look!


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