New York Times best-selling author Erin Entrada Kelly was awarded the Newbery Medal for "Hello, Universe" and a Newbery Honor for "We Dream of Space." She grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana and now lives in Delaware. She is a professor of children's literature in the graduate fiction and publishing programs at Rosemont College, where she earned her master's of fine art, and is on the faculty at Hamline University. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Philippines Free Press Literary Award for Short Fiction and the Pushcart Prize. Entrada Kelly's debut novel, "Blackbird Fly," was a Kirkus Best Book, a School Library Journal Best Book, an ALSC Notable Book and an Asian/Pacific American Literature Honor Book. She is also the author of "The Land of Forgotten Girls," winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. "You Go First" and "Lalani of the Distant Sea" were both Indie Next Picks. "Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey," was also illustrated by Kelly. Her mother was the first in her family to immigrate to the United States from the Philippines, and she now lives in Cebu. Her new book is "Those Kids from Fawn Creek."