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Melissa de la Cruz

Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, #1 Publisher's Weekly and #1 IndieBound bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for readers of all ages, including "Witches of East End," "The Isle of the Lost," "Blue Bloods," and "Something in Between." Her more than thirty books have also topped the USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists and have been published in over twenty countries. "Angel Falls," a television movie she wrote for the Hallmark Channel, premiered this December. In addition to her literary work, Melissa is the co-founder of YALLWEST, and the co-director of YALLFEST, two of the largest teen book festivals in the country. She is also on the Advisory Board of Facing History, which reaches five million school children nationwide with a curriculum devoted to teaching empathy and social justice. She grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. Melissa de la Cruz lives in West Hollywood, California with her husband and daughter. Her newest novel, "29 Dates," was released late last year.