Because Ciela holds that language deep in her heart, her magic gets rattled by trauma, the same way that so much of what felt like my own magic got rattled. But we as survivors are more than we’ve survived. We deserve magic. We find magic. We make it.  


"A Lush Retelling of 'The Red Shoes' Fairy Tale": Bustle reveals the cover of DARK AND DEEPEST RED 

The New York Times reviews BLANCA & ROJA

BLANCA & ROJA wins a Northern California Book Award

WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS is reviewed by the New York Times

WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS is longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award in Young People's Literature

THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS is named to YALSA's 2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults list

THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS is a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award

"Where Our Magic Lives: An Introduction to Magical Realism"
Writer's Digest Reprints my essay on one of the questions I get asked most.

Entertainment Weekly reveals the cover of WILD BEAUTY
EW reveals Danielle Mazzella di Bosco's beautiful cover for my third book, and I get to chat with Nivea Serrao about books, bisexuality, family, and fairy tales.

"Anna-Marie McLemore at the 2016 Miami Book Fair"
My first on-camera interview, with Rich Fahle of PBS' Book View Now

"The Latest in YA Fantasy"
Jeff Giles of The New York Times reviews WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS

"Talking with Anna-Marie McLemore"
Maggie Reagan talks with me about WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS for Booklist. 

"8 Life-Changing Novels by Twenty-Something Women"
Cosmopolitan names THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS #6 

"One cloud-scattered night"
Natasha Razi's 8tracks playlist for WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS

"honey and moon"
Nat J's 8tracks playlist for WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS

"Amid Uncertain Times, 11 New and Necessary Latino Books to Read"
From NBC Latino

"Meet the LGBTQ+ Authors Who Are Revolutionizing YA Literature" 
Michael Waters writes for Barnes & Noble Teen about #OwnVoices in Queer YA.

Conversation with Kelly Jensen
Talking with Kelly about WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS for BookRiot

"Midnight Designs: When the Moon Was Ours Wallpapers"

"The Love That Lives Here: On Queer Girls, Trans Boys, and Sex on the Page"

"12 Books with Characters of Color and LGBTQ Characters"

"Best Books of the Month: October 2016"

LGBTQ Lit for Children and Teens Comes of Age and Gender Expressions: Transgender Books 2016
Publishers Weekly includes WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS in their articles about upcoming books with queer and transgender main characters.

"The Writing's on the Wall: The Weight of Feathers"
Jen at Pop! Goes the Reader creates gorgeous TWOF-inspired wallpaper for desktop, phone, and tablet. 
The Guardian includes THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS in its list of seven new books from Latin American, Latinx, and Spanish authors. 

"Where Our Magic Lives"
A queer Latina perspective on the question: "What is magical realism?"

"Cultural and narrative traditions inspire a spellbinding novel"
Interview with BookPage about WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS

"Interview with Morris Finalist Anna-Marie McLemore"
2015 Morris Award Winner Isabel Quintero interviews me about THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS

"Everything We Are"
For Diversity in YA, a post about second books and intersectional identity 

"October YA Open Mic"
With Michael Waters of Barnes & Noble BNTeen Blog

"Cover Reveal: The Weight of Feathers"
On the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog, fellow YA author Dahlia Adler reveals the cover for my debut novel.