Unhaunted Cover Reveal


The great Kelly Murphy created cover art for A Properly Unhaunted Place, and I adore it. The book itself comes out next summer.

More news below the fold:

– Maria Russo of The New York Times included Ambassador in a list of “Children’s Books that Tackle Race and Ethnicity”:

This book artfully blends a realistic take on the life of an undocumented family with a fantasy story set in outer space. It hinges on the multiple meanings of the loaded word “alien,” which many authors have played around with, none better than the Cuban-American Alexander.

Please check out the full list. This is astonishing company to be included in.


Nomad is now out in paperback, and AudioFile Magazine recently said lovely things about my audiobook reading.

– Applications are open for the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Mentorship Program. I’ll be serving as one of the mentors. This is, once again, some astonishing company:


– My son is seven years old. My spouse made this piñata for him:


That is all.