SECRET OF THE MOON CONCH - San Antonio Book Festival
April 13, 2024


  • 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: Coates Chapel
  • Young Adult (YA) Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 4:00 pm
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

The two award-winning young adult authors David Bowles and Guadalupe García McCall joined forces for Secret of the Moon Conch, a sweeping fantasy romance that defies time.

Introduced by April Torres

About the Authors

David Bowles - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Loba

David Bowles

David Bowles is an award-winning Mexican American author and translator from Texas. His books include The Smoking MirrorFeathered Serpent Dark Heart of SkyThey Call Me Güero, and They Call Her Fregona. He has been published in The New York TimesSchool Library JournalStrange HorizonsEnglish JournalRattleTranslation Review, and the Journal of Children’s Literature. In 2017, he was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters, and in 2020, he co-founded #DignidadLiteraria, a social justice movement advocating for greater Latinx representation in publishing. His latest books are The Prince & the Coyote and Secret of the Moon Conch, co-authored with Guadalupe García McCall.

Guadalupe García McCall - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Michael Mercado Smith

Guadalupe García McCall

Guadalupe García McCall is the award-winning author of Under the MesquiteSummer of the MariposasShame the StarsAll the Stars Denied, and Echoes of Grace. She has received a Pura Belpré Award, a Westchester Young Adult Fiction Award, and the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award. She was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award and the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, among many other accolades. She advocates for literacy and diverse books. She lives with her husband in Texas. Her latest book is Secret of the Moon Conch.


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