Anthologist/Poet Sarah Cortez has edited a book of detective/mystery stories for teens called You Don't Have a Clue. I've got a story in it titled "Right Size," and it's due out in April. Check out the cover:
Dancing with the Devil and Other Tales from Beyond
VOYA writes, "The stories range from genuinely frightening to gloriously gruesome, but all of them are memorable."
The Lemon Tree Caper: A Mickey Rangel Mystery
Kirkus Reviews calls it a "brisk novella," which it's not, but I'll take it. I mean, it's not a novella, it's a chapter book, a bilingual one at that; the 2nd installment in the Mickey Rangel mystery series.
A Good Long Way (Pinata Books, 2010)
Alicia Sondhi in ForeWord Magazine: "A poignant, brief novel that leaves a lasting impression, A Good Long Way is a meaningful read for teens by an author with a deep understanding of the struggles and rewards of growing up."
The Case of the Pen Gone Missing: A Mickey Rangel Mystery (Piñata Books, 2009)
This book "...will engage intermediate readers in both languages, English and Spanish, and offers multiple possibilities for school projects, group discussions and read-aloud sessions." --Kirkus Reviews ***NOW OUT!!!*** (to order, click on cover above)
Originally from Nuevo Peñitas in South Texas (a suburb of Peñitas Viejo), I now live in Lubbock, TX, with my wife Tina; our sons, Lukas, Mikah, and Jakob; our cats ISBN (pronounced Isben), Cotton, and Gordon; our recently adopted dog, Sadie; and our rabbit, Zoe; where I teach at Texas Tech University (in their College of Education).