About the Author

Crystal Velasquez is the author of several books for children and young adults, including the Life in the Doghouse series, the American Girl: Forever Friends series, the graphic novel Just Princesses, the Hunters of Chaos novels, the Your Life, But… series, and four Maya & Miguel books. 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. She is an editor at Working Partners Ltd. and lives in Flushing, Queens.

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