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Anna Meriano

Biography

Anna Meriano

Anna Meriano grew up in Houston, Texas, with an older brother and a younger brother but (tragically) no sisters. She graduated from Rice University with a degree in English and earned her MFA in creative writing with an emphasis in writing for children from the New School in New York. She has taught creative writing and high school English and works as a writing tutor. Anna likes reading, knitting, playing full-contact quidditch and translating English song lyrics into Spanish and vice-versa. Her favorite baked goods are the kind that don’t fly away before you eat them.

Anna Meriano

Books by Anna Meriano

written by Anna Meriano with illustrations by Mirelle Ortega - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Culture, Fantasy, Fiction, Food, Friendship, Magical Realism

Leonora Logroño has finally been introduced to her family’s bakery bruja magic --- but that doesn’t mean everything is all sugar and spice. Leo wakes up one morning to a startling sight: her dead grandmother, standing in her room. Both Leo and her abuela realize this might mean trouble --- especially once they discover that Abuela isn’t the only person in town who has been pulled back to life from the other side. Is this Leo’s fault? And can she reverse the spell before it’s too late? Anna Meriano’s unforgettable family of brujas returns with a heaping helping of amor, azúcar and magia.

Written by Anna Meriano with illustrations by Mirelle Ortega - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Youth Fiction

Leonora’s family owns the best bakery in Rose Hill, spending their days conjuring delicious cookies and cakes for any occasion, including Dia de los Muertos. Leo hopes that she can help out this year, but she is told she’s too young. Sneaking out of school, she discovers that her mother, aunt and four sisters are brujas who pour a little bit of magic into everything they bake. Leo knows that she has magic as well and is more determined than ever to join the business. And when her best friend needs help, Leo has the perfect opportunity to try out her craft. It’s just one little spell, after all…what could possibly go wrong?