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Lygia became a writer by writing letters to a friend she met on a cruise ship when she was 14. She is the author of ALL OF THIS IS TRUE (HarperTeen US, Bloomsbury UK, and translated all over the world) and UNSCRIPTED JOSS BYRD (Macmillan). Lygia also teaches child stars on television and movie sets. Her students have included cast members of Gossip Girl, Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order SVU, I Am Legend, and others. She lives with her husband on Long Island where she rides horses and watches reruns of everything. Follow Lygia on Twitter and Instagram @lygiaday.


"Utterly addictive and psychologically delectable—Peñaflor’s second novel will shock at every twist and turn."        - KIRKUS, starred review ⭐️

"...this twisty exploration of contemporary teen culture is as original as it is disturbing."

- BCCB, starred review ⭐️

"Even with its addictive, soap opera-esque intrigue, Peñaflor’s characters remain distinct and believable. Deliciously sordid yet thought-provoking, this will be eaten up by teens. VERDICT A must-have for YA collections."

- School Library Journal, starred review  ⭐️