April 13, 2024


  • 10:00 am - 10:45 am
  •    |   Location of Session: Coates Chapel
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 11:00 am
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

From the author of Mexican Gothic Silvia Moreno-Garcia comes a fabulous meld of Mexican horror movies and Nazi occultism. Silver Nitrate is a dark thriller about the curse that haunts a legendary lost film—and awakens one woman’s hidden powers.

About the Author

Silvia Moreno-Garcia - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Martin Dee

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination, Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including Gods of Jade and Shadow, which received a Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic and an Ignyte Award; Mexican Gothic, which received a Locus Award, a British Fantasy Award, a Pacific Northwest Book Award, an Aurora Award, and a Goodreads Award; and Velvet Was the Night, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a Macavity Award. She has edited several anthologies, including She Walks in Shadows, which was published in the United States as Cthulhu’s Daughters: Stories of Lovecraftian Horror, and received the World Fantasy Award. Silvia is the publisher of Innsmouth Free Press. Her fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. She has an MA in Science and Technology Studies from the University of British Columbia. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her latest work is Silver Nitrate.


Silvia Moreno-Garcia - The San Antonio Book Festival

Ito Romo

Ito Romo was born and raised on the border in Laredo, Texas. His recent work, dubbed “Chicano Gothic” and “Chicano Noir,” shows the dark and gritty life along Interstate 35 through South Texas, where his family has lived since 1750. He lives in San Antonio and is Professor of English Language and Literature at St. Mary’s University. He is the author of The Border is Burning and El Puente / The Bridge. Romo is currently working on a novel, Filth Eaters, and on a collection of essays based on his family’s two suitcases of photographs made in Laredo and Mexico dating as far back as the early 1900s.

Photo Credit: Joel Salcido Ruiz

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