“Our Celebración!” – Pre-order links & Kirkus Starred Review!

I am very excited to share with you the upcoming book that I illustrated “Our Celebración!”, coming out this October 2nd to bookstores near you! It is written by Susan Middleton Elya, published by Lee & Low Books and I am very happy to share also that it has received a Kirkus starred review!

It is available for pre-oder at the following locations: IndieBound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble


Thank you so much to everyone that has been supporting my work!


Chupacabra drawing contest!

Please share with kids ages 5-8: draw the SCARIEST thing you’ve eaten for a chance to win a signed and personalized copy of the picture book comedy “The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra.” See attached for the rules and drawing template! (Entering is as simple as tweeting your child’s drawing with the hashtag indicated.) Four winners, one per week starting today, 6/19/17


¡Concurso para niños de 5-8 años! Dibuja la cosa más ATERRADORA que has comido para ganar una copia personalizada y firmada del libro “The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra“. Ver las bases en la plantilla adjunta.
(Para entrar al concurso basta con twitear el dibujo de tu niño con el hashtag indicado.) Habrán cuatro ganadores, uno por semana empezando hoy 19/6/17

The Chupacabra at the Bay Area Book Festival!

Join me this June 3rd at the Bay Area Book Festival, I’ll be very happy to see you there!
I’ll be participating in two sessions:


  • June 3, 11:00AM-12:00PM. FREE at the San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park
    Writers and Artists Whose Books You Love, Part 1: A Picture Book Extravaganza for Kids and Their Adults
    (with Ana Aranda, Jon Agee, Gennifer Choldenko, William Joyce, Michael Slack, moderated by Alex Green) Calling both children and adults to celebrate the joy of reading on a lovely Saturday afternoon in the big tent on the grass in the park. No one’s ever too old to read a great story—even if it’s meant for kids. (Aren’t we all still kids inside?) These all-star picture-book creators share some of the key moments and inspirations from their journeys as visual storytellers that both kids and adults will love.
  • Saturday, June 3, 1:15-1:45PM. FREE at the Showtime Stage
    Ana Aranda Presents The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra
     Ana is a Mexican artist and mural painter, and are we ever glad she created the illustrations for this tale about three goats and the legendary chupacabra, whose favorite food is not what those goats expect! It’s a hilarious, laugh-out-loud story with vibrant illustrations to love.

More info: https://www.baybookfest.org/children/

Big thanks to everyone that has been supporting The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra , it is greatly appreciated!



Book Announcement: Day of the Dead!

I am SO excited to share these awesome news and to be working with this amazing team!
Thanks so much to everyone that has been supporting my work, it is greatly appreciated!

¡Estoy TAN emocionada de compartir estas increíbles noticias con todos ustedes y también de trabajar con este gran equipo de nuevo! Muchas gracias a todos los que han apoyado mi trabajo, ¡significa mucho para mí!