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New middle grade novel announced!

The news is out!! 🥳

My next middle grade novel, GROW UP, LUCHY ZAPATA, will release summer 2024 from Atheneum Books for Young Readers. I’m thrilled to be working with my editor Sophia again!! A huge thank you to my agent Deborah Warren at East West Literary!

Here’s the deal from Publishers Weekly:

GROW UP LUCHY ZAPATA is about 11-year-old Luchy Zapata, whose middle school dreams go up in a poof of glitter when her BFF returns from a summer in Colombia and ditches her for the cool kids, leaving Luchy to figure out who she is and where she belongs.

I can’t wait for y’all to meet Luchy, my feisty, stubborn, art and soccer-obsessed 2nd gen protagonist, and her BFFs Cami and Mateo! It’s full of all things Colombia, family, food, identity, middle school drama. 

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