About the Author

Crystal Velasquez is the author of four American Girl chapter books (Sofia’s Puppy Love, Keiko’s Pony Rescue, Madison’s New Buddy, and Jasmine’s Big Idea),┬áthe graphic novel Just Princesses, the Hunters of Chaos novels, the Your Life, But… series, and four of the Maya & Miguel books (My Twin Brother/My Twin Sister, Neighborhood Friends, The Valentine Machine, and Paint the Town). Most recently, her short story “Guillermina” was featured in the graphic novel anthology Ricanstruction: Reminiscing and Rebuilding Puerto Rico. She holds a B.A. in English/creative writing from Penn State University and is a graduate of NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute. After working as a production editor for almost two decades, she is now an editor at Working Partners Ltd. Born in the Bronx, NY, she lives in Flushing, Queens.

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