M. G. Velasco's middle grade adventure stories feature clever kids facing perilous situations in unique settings, sometimes against llamas. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and worked at a medical pathology lab, which was not gross. Not gross at all. At the moment, he lives in north Texas with his wife and kids and hoards strategy games. CARDSLINGER is his debut novel.


Button Mashing
Pancake Making

A few random things.

  • While at college, I volunteered at a center for developmentally disabled children. That's where I first met my wife, who was volunteering, too.
  • In fifth grade, I sprained my ankle playing hacky sack.
  • I main a DPS in a JRPG MMO.
  • In sixth grade, I was called into the counselor's office when the school administration found out I played Dungeons & Dragons. I wonder if the Stranger Things gang had to deal with similar persecution? LOL
  • Recently, I sprained my arm doing a parkour roll, off a jump from like four feet high. I consider it a success. I'm just old.
  • Some of my writing influences are Kurt Vonnegut, Hayao Miyazaki, Tahereh Mafi, and George R. R. Martin.