Break the Wheel that Would Break You

  Amal and I try to talk on Mondays, and for the last two weeks we’ve been drawing cards to see if they inspire fiction or poetry. We usually give ourselves 10 minutes or less to write. One week ago, we used Negocios Infernales cards. Yesterday, we used Dixit cards. But last week’s card inspired this quick fiction story-start. I doubt I’ll go further with … Continue reading Break the Wheel that Would Break You

Playtesting “Negocios Infernales” at Boskone 2020

The art is complete for our new game NEGOCIOS INFERNALES. We have made a prototype for playtesting! (The size has not yet been adjusted from playing card to tarot card, but that’s a little thing.) For now, this “La Baraja del Destino” of ours is ready to test at Boskone and it is BEE-YOOOUU–TEEE–FUL! All art by the glorious, the genius, the darling Rebecca Huston … Continue reading Playtesting “Negocios Infernales” at Boskone 2020

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe is Eligible for the Andre Norton Award

Dear Reading World (particularly you fond readers of Middle Grade who also happen to be members of the SFWA): This year, Carlos Hernandez’s Middle Grade novel SAL AND GABI BREAK THE UNIVERSE is eligible for the Andre Norton Award. Now, so far, SAL AND GABI BREAK THE UNIVERSE has garnered 4 Starred Reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. It’s also on … Continue reading Sal and Gabi Break the Universe is Eligible for the Andre Norton Award

C. S. E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez WorldCon Schedule

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CARLOS HERNANDEZ Inclusive Game Design: Panel 17 Aug 2019, Saturday 13:00 – 13:50, Wicklow Room-1 (CCD) Narrative, mechanics, and visuals are the core of every game. How can we use these building blocks to create a more inclusive gaming experience for everyone? The Role of Fantastical Creatures: Panel 17 Aug 2019, Saturday 15:30 – 16:20, Odeon 3 (Point… Continue reading C. S. E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez WorldCon Schedule

Book Tour: SAL AND GABI BREAK THE UNIVERSE–in Chicago and the NW Suburbs!

Carlos Hernandez will be in the Chicago area and the Northwest Suburbs the last week of June! NORTHWEST SUBURBS APPEARANCES Monday June 24th 4 PM — 5 PM Huntley Area Public Library “Author of Sal & Gabi Break the Universe, will share a reading and autograph session. For ages 8 and up. Register beginning May 20. Carlos Hernandez, author of the brand-new Disney Hyperion hit … Continue reading Book Tour: SAL AND GABI BREAK THE UNIVERSE–in Chicago and the NW Suburbs!

Readercon Schedule: Carlos Hernandez and C. S. E. Cooney

FRIDAY 2:00 PM Salon 4 Latinx Authors Tear Down the Wall Panelists: Lisa Bradley (mod), Carlos Hernandez, José Pablo Iriarte, Julia Rios, Sabrina Vourvoulias Isolationist governments portray immigrants (and citizens perceived as foreigners) as vectors for disease, crime, and terrorism. Currently, the U.S. administration is demonizing Latinx immigrants in this fashion, and oppressing asylum-seekers from Central America. How can authors dismantle anti-immigrant myths while portraying … Continue reading Readercon Schedule: Carlos Hernandez and C. S. E. Cooney

Boskone 56 Schedule: Carlos Hernandez

Game Editing Format: Panel 15 Feb 2019, Friday 19:00 – 19:50, Marina 4 (Westin) Games need editing too. Editing a game during the development process may be similar to editing a story, but where does that process diverge? How does game editing change depending upon the game medium? What are those points that make game editing different? Who’s involved? And how does the creator and/or … Continue reading Boskone 56 Schedule: Carlos Hernandez

On the Occasion of My 1st D&D Game

Originally posted on C.S.E. Cooney:
On a writing retreat in the Misty Mountains, I mean the Cloudlands, I mean the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, I had an opportunity to play my first game of D&D. Oh, the EXCITEMENT this incited in my Facebook Flist! I haven’t gotten so many approving like-emoticons since getting married! Many people asked me, “What took you so… Continue reading On the Occasion of My 1st D&D Game