Author of the bestselling
series from HarperCollins—Felix Gomez Detective-Vampire. Author at Wordfire Press.
Mario Acevedo’s debut novel, The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, was chosen by Barnes & Noble as one of the best Paranormal Fantasy Novels of the Decade. The book was a finalist for a Colorado Book Award. His novel, Good Money Gone, co-authored with Richard Kilborn, won a best novel 2014 International Latino Book Award. His short fiction and essays have been published by Arte Publico Press and appeared in Modern Drunkard Monthly, Exquisite Corpse, and Now Write!
Acevedo was born in El Paso, Texas, spending most of his childhood in Las Cruces, New Mexico. After graduating from New Mexico State University, he served in the Army Infantry where he “finally got to play with machine guns.” Later he became an Army attack helicopter pilot.
What has kept Acevedo grounded, he says, are his forays into art. Highpoints include being the artist-in-residence for Arte Americas in Fresno, California, and being called from the Reserves to serve in Operation Desert Storm as a combat artist. He taught art to prisoners at the Avenal State Prison. He has organized art fundraisers for various pet rescue groups.
After many attempts at publication of his writing, Acevedo credits the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers for introducing him to authors and the advice needed to get published. He continues to work on his series of books featuring Felix Gomez Detective-Vampire.
Mario lives and writes in Denver, Colorado.
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Mario Acevedo, Quincy J Allen, Jason Arnett, Dan WellsSaturday May 21, 2016 :: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm