Today kicks off a monthlong celebration in the U.S. of Hispanic and Latinx/e culture. I’m excited to share that I have an interview coming out late next week with the Horror Writers Association as part of their Latinx Heritage in Horror series. I also have a few publications forthcoming that touch on my Ecuadorian and Peruvian heritage, including an autobiographical poem due out in the next issue of Pilgrimage, my debut mini-chapbook The Inca Weaver’s Tales from Sword & Kettle Press, and a story that will appear in Nightmare Magazine.
In the meantime, here’s some of my writing already available to read:
- “Song of the Balsa Wood Bird” – inspired by the folkloric markets of Ecuador and a legend based in the Amazon
- “Sonnet of the South American Sphinx” – nominated for the Rhysling Award for Best Short Poem
- “Exchange (A Coral Study)” – about a student from the Galápagos Islands
- “Discount Night at the Haunted Eco Lodge” – takes place in the Ecuadorian rainforest
- Published in Triangulation: Habitats
- “Venom in the Cloud Forest” – about a tribe in a high-altitude rainforest
- “Harvesters” – Latinx futurism poem
- Published in Triangulation: Energy
- “Sasha’s Pattern, Sonia’s Edge” – about rival Latina businesswomen (and sisters)
- Published in Apparition Literary Magazine
And don’t forget, in November I’m co-teaching an online workshop on Creating Nonhuman Characters along with Elizabeth Beechwood, and registration is open!