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), the 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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