about

¡Bienvenidos! I’m Anna-Marie. I’m a Mexican-American author represented by the fabulous Taylor Martindale Kean of Full Circle Literary. My debut novel, THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS, a 2016 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist, and my latest, WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS, which was a 2017 Stonewall Honor Book and longlisted for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature, are out now from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press. My third novel, WILD BEAUTY, a fairy tale of queer Latina girls and enchanted, murderous gardens, will be released on October 3, 2017 from Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan. BLANCA & ROJA, a magical realism reimagining of Snow-White & Rose-Red meets Swan Lake, is forthcoming in 2018.  

My historical short stories are forthcoming in the anthologies ALL OUT (Harlequin Teen, 2018), THE RADICAL ELEMENT: TWELVE STORIES OF DAREDEVILS, DEBUTANTES, & OTHER DAUNTLESS GIRLS (Candlewick Press, Spring 2018), and TOIL & TROUBLE (Harlequin Teen, Fall 2018). 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. I was a 2011 Lambda Literary Fellow in Fiction (you can find my reading here). I live in Northern California with a boy from the other side of the Rockies.

This website was designed by multi-talented YA author Caroline Richmond, author of THE ONLY THING TO FEAR and THE DARKEST HOUR.