You can now pre-order my YA mystery HOLLY HERNANDEZ AND THE DEATH OF DISCO. It’s 1979 and a high school teen detective accuses her archrival of murder — but she’s wrong and now she’s got to prove he’s innocent or die trying. It’s a Puerto Rican Nancy Drew YA mystery,
Sad to say that Sleuthfest has been canceled. I was really looking forward to this, getting three workshops together, doing situps, got a new shirt. I was actually quite excited about going, meeting writers I only know through the ether, and making new fans. But the state of the current
Hipster Death Rattle was selected as this year’s North Brooklyn (NBK) Reads. The neighborhood book club of Bushwick, Greenpoint, Leonard and Williamsburgh libraries votes for a work of literature that they can share, “to make a moment when that awesome book that is running around in the back of your
At the end of a year, it’s always nice to be noticed. Hipster Death Rattle got some love from Suspense Magazine, listed as a Best of 2019 Suspense Thriller. Check it out here, along with a brief interview (p. 76, FYI). Hipster was also included as one of Latina Book
I got interviewed about Hipster Death Rattle, short story writing, and whatever the hell noir is, by the wonderful Pam Stack last night on. I think dramatic thunderstorms over the Bronx and over Florida knocked out the connection a few times. You can listen to the whole interview here.
I had a great time at the Bronx Book Festival on June 8, on the panel “Your Block, My Block: Your Block, My Block: Setting the Stage in Literature,” talking with fellow panelists (from left to right below) Sarina Prabasi (The Coffeehouse Resistance) and Lisa Ko (The Leavers) and our
“Narvaez’s method is dialectical, putting into play a lot of ideas and letting them bounce off each other. That he manages to do this while advancing an intricate storyline and keeping the tone funny and light is impressive.” —Scott Adlerberg, Criminal ElementFor the full review, go here. “Narvaez has some