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, and 2017 Stonewall Honor Book WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature. My third novel, WILD BEAUTY, a fairy tale of queer Latina girls and enchanted, murderous gardens, is out 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.

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