Crystal Maldonado is a young adult author living in western Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and dog. Her debut novel, FAT CHANCE, CHARLIE VEGA (Holiday House), was released on Feb. 2, 2021. By day, she is a social media strategist working in higher ed, and by night, a writer. Her work has been published in the Hartford Courant, Buzzfeed, and Latina Magazine. Follow her everywhere @crystalwrote or visit her website at crystalwrote.com.