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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 CREEP: A LOVE STORY, coming fall 2022 (Clarion/HarperCollins), ALL OF THIS IS TRUE (HarperTeen, 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, Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story, and others. She lives on Long Island with her husband, where she rides horses and flies from a trapeze. Follow her 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  ⭐️

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