Kristy Acevedo is a YA & MG author, high school English teacher, and huge Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Harry Potter fan. When she was a child, her “big sister” from the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program fostered her love of books by bringing her to the public library every Wednesday for seven years. A member of SCBWI and The Sweet Sixteens, she has her M.A.T. in English from Bridgewater State University. Consider, her debut novel, won the 2015 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award and was a 2017 finalist for the Philip K. Dick award in science fiction. She also founded the Monthly Twitter Writing Challenge in 2014. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two daughters, and two cats. Represented by Kathleen Rushall of Andrea Brown Literary.
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Now for 10 random facts about me:
1. I am a Harry Potter, Star Trek the Next Generation, Voyager, and Doctor Who freak. I have a TARDIS in my kitchen.
2. Band-Aids are my pet peeve. Ick! Why put a sticker on a flesh wound?
3. I have two cats, Milo and Khaleesi.
4. When I’m really happy, I dance like Carlton. In the privacy of my own home, of course.
5. My favorite color is red. My next favorite color is blue. I’d wear them together every day if I could, but then I’d look like a superhero.
6. The Oxford comma needs to be saved. It is a friend, not an enemy. Don’t listen to the hype.
7. I don’t have a favorite novel. That’s like choosing a favorite child. But I’d rather read a dystopian novel than a romance (unless it’s a gothic romance).
8. I can recite the opening to the “General Prologue” of The Canterbury Tales in Middle English. I often do it when I’m aggravated.
9. Coffee and dark chocolate were put on this planet for the good of humanity.
10. The bigger the earrings, the better.
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