Maritza Moulite graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s in women’s studies, the University of Southern California with a master’s in journalism, and she’s currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania exploring ways to improve literacy in under-resourced communities. She has worked in various capacities for NBC News, CNN, and USA Today and is the co-author – with her sister, Maika Moulite – of the YA novels The Summer I Ate the Rich, One of the Good Ones, and Dear Haiti, Love Alaine. She and her sister are also contributors to the YA cross-genre monster anthology Our Shadows Have Claws: 15 Latin American Monster Stories (Algonquin Young Readers). From zombies and cannibals to death incarnate, Our Shadows Have Claws offers something for every monster lover. A quick-witted slayer hunts bloodthirsty vampires; “el viejo de la bolsa” steals children from their beds while a military dictatorship steals their parents; and anyone you love, anyone, might be a shapeshifter. This collection reflecting Latin America and its diaspora offers bold, imaginative stories of oppression, grief, sisterhood, first love, and empowerment, and includes contributions from Chantel Acevedo, Courtney Alameda, Julia Alvarez, Ann Dávila Cardinal, Racquel Marie, Gabriela Martins, Yamile Saied Méndez, Claribel A. Ortega, Amparo Ortiz, M. García Peña, Lilliam Rivera, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Ari Tison, and Alexandra Villasante.