Pat Mora is an author, speaker, educator and literacy advocate. She has written more than 45 books for adults, teens and children. Her poetry collections include "Chants," "Borders," "Communion," "Agua Santa: Holy Water," "Aunt Carmen’s Book of Practical Saints," and "Adobe Odes." Her books of nonfiction include "Nepantla: Essays from the Land in the Middle" and the family memoir "House of Houses." The recipient of two honorary doctorates, a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship, and a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Mora lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her most recent collection is "Encantado: Desert Monologues."