Writes books. Some have won awards. Organized yet indifferent housekeeper. Foodie and budding oenophile who loves music, reading, TV, dogs, sports, ballroom dancing, shoes, & coffee. Connoisseur of a Smorgasbord of Stuff.
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Barbara Caridad Ferrer is a first generation, bilingual Cuban-American, whose 2006 young adult debut, Adiós to My Old Life (MTV Books/Simon & Schuster) was the Romance Writers of America's 2007 RITA® winner for Best Contemporary Single Title Romance while When the Stars Go Blue (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Griffin), her contemporary YA interpretation of Bizet's Carmen, was honored as the first place YA Novel: English Language at the 2011 International Latino Book Awards.
She has also contributed to the anthologies, Fifteen Candles: 15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and Other Quinceañera Stories (Rayo/Harper Collins) and Dear Teen Me (Zest Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) along with such acclaimed authors as Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, and Sara Zarr.
- JoinedMarch 17, 2013