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J.C. Cervantes


Jennifer (J.C.) Cervantes is a NYT bestselling and award-winning children's author. Her most recent book, "The Storm Runner," was released in September 2018 with a sequel, "The Fire Keeper," coming in 2019. As an author, she has earned multiple awards and recognitions, including the New Mexico Book Award, Zia Book Award, and was named a New Voices Pick by the American Booksellers Association for her first book "Tortilla Sun." Jen's a champion of the underdog, can read, write and talk backwards, is an advocate for more POC in children's fiction, and always roots for the underdog. Mostly she's a believer in magic. But only if you're willing to listen to the whispers of the universe.

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Books:
The Storm Runner
Children / Teens
Rick Riordan Presents
September 2018
ISBN 9781368016346
448 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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A contemporary adventure based on Maya mythology from Rick Riordan Presents! Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. More/less

Tortilla Sun
Children / Teens
Chronicle Books
April 2014
ISBN 9781452131504
224 pages
$6.99, OUTOFSTOCK
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When twelve-year-old Izzy spends the summer in her Nana's remote New Mexico village, she discovers long-buried secrets that come alive in an enchanted landscape of majestic mountains, whispering winds, and tortilla suns. More/less

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