Alexandra Villasante’s debut young adult novel, The Grief Keeper was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and the winner of the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Children’s Literature/Young Adult Fiction. Alex is a member of the Las Musas collective of Latinx children’s book creators and a co-founder of the Latinx Kidlit Book Festival. Alex’s short stories appear in the Young Adult anthologies All Signs Point To Yes and Our Shadows Have Claws. She is the program manager for the non-profit Highlights Foundation, which supports children’s book writers and illustrators, and lives in the semi-wilds of Pennsylvania with her family. You can find Alexandra on Twitter and Instagram at @magpiewrites.