Pablo Cartaya is an award-winning, best-selling author whose books have been reviewed by The New York Times, featured in The Washington Post, received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, as well as been among the Best Books of the Year for Amazon, Chicago Public Library, New York Public Library, and several state award lists. He Is the author of the critically acclaimed middle grade novels The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora (a 2018 American Library Association Pura Belpré Honor Book); Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish (currently in feature film development by Cinema Giants); and Each Tiny Spark (a 2020 American Library Association Schneider Family Book Award Honor). He is associate professor at Sierra Nevada University’s MFA program in Writing and visits schools and colleges around the country. His novels focus on centering Latinx stories from the margins. Pablo is proudly bilingual en español y ingles. @phcartaya