Selene Castrovilla is the award-winning author of three contemporary young adult novels and three picture books about little known illuminating aspects of The American Revolution. Her books have been recognized for excellence by the International Reading Association, Bank Street College of Education, Booklist, the International School Library Association, the California Reading Association, the New York State Reading Association and more. Her young adult novel The Girl Next Door was a Galleycat Top YA Book. Selene believes that through all trends, humanity remains at the heart of literature. She holds an M.F.A in creative writing from The New School, and a B.A. in English from New York University. Shakespeare is her God, and she loves flan. You can read more about her at SeleneCastrovilla.com.