About Meg and Gigi
Meg Medina is a Cuban-American writer who works in picture books, middle grade, and YA. She is the author of Milagros, Girl from Away (Christy Ottaviano Books: Henry Holt BYR, 2009) and Tía Isa Wants a Car (Candlewick Press, 2011), which earned her numerous accolades, including the 2012 Ezra Jack Keats New Writers Award and a spot on the Amelia Bloomer Project list. Her first young adult novel, The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind, was published by Candlewick Press in March 2012. Her latest, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, also from Candlewick, was released in March 2013.
Meg loves to write about strong girls in tough circumstances. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her family. Learn more about Meg’s books and appearances. Connect with Meg on Twitter, Facebook, or at www.megmedina.com
Gigi Amateau is the author of A Certain Strain of Peculiar, a 2010 Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year, Chancey of the Maury River, and Claiming Georgia Tate, all from Candlewick Press. In September 2012, Candlewick published her first historical fiction for young adults, Come August, Come Freedom, a Jefferson Cup honor book and a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year. Macadoo of the Maury River, the second in the Horses of the Maury River series, will publish from Candlewick in August 2013.
Gigi likes to write about inter-generational relationships and girls who find solace, strength, and inspiration in the natural world. A Mississippi native, she grew up in Mechanicsville, Virginia and lives in Richmond with her family. Connect with Gigi on Twitter, Facebook, or at www.gigiamateau.com