ITZÁ is about a family of water witches. It's about creating new mythologies and using the magic passed down from ancestors to heal.
Rios de la Luz is a queer Xicana/Chapina sci-fi loving writer. She is the author of the short story collection, The Pulse Between Dimensions and The Desert (Ladybox Books, 2015). Her work has appeared in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Fem Lit Magazine, Entropy, Luna Luna Magazine, Corporeal Clamor, and St. Sucia.
"I love this book with my whole body. FINALLY a book, body and voice rising up from the edges of culture to say I am not dead, you cannot kill me, we are coming to take our stories back. Rios de la Luz is among the most important emerging writing of our time, or any time, because she is inventing a new language without limits that explodes all walls and borders meant to keep us small and quiet. Weaving fabula with domestic trauma and sexual becoming, Itzá restories a girl's life and identity up and through the violence of a culture that cannot contain her. Like a new species facing off with death heads. Like myth rupturing the lies we are told about who we are. Like a Xicana gender fluid voice and body ready to rearrange your reality, gloriously and without apology." -- Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan & The Small Backs of Children