about

¡Bienvenidos! I’m Anna-Marie. I’m a Mexican-American author represented by the fabulous Taylor Martindale Kean of Full Circle Literary. I'm the author of THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS, a 2016 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist; 2017 Stonewall Honor Book WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature; and WILD BEAUTY, a Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Booklist best book of 2017. My latest is BLANCA & ROJA, a magical realism reimagining of Snow-White & Rose-Red meets Swan Lake

My short stories appear in the anthologies ALL OUT, THE RADICAL ELEMENT: TWELVE STORIES OF DAREDEVILS, DEBUTANTES, & OTHER DAUNTLESS GIRLS , TOIL & TROUBLE, and the forthcoming HUNGRY HEARTS. My non-fiction essays appear in OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES and the forthcoming BODY TALK. My shorter work has previously been featured in The Portland Review, CRATE Literary Magazine’s “cratelit,” Camera Obscura’s Bridge the Gap Gallery, and by the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West. 

This website was designed by the multi-talented YA author Caroline Richmond.