CLARIBEL A. ORTEGA is a former reporter who writes middle-grade and young adult fantasy inspired by her Dominican heritage. Her debut novel, Ghost Squad, was an NPR Best Book of 2020 and a Good Morning America Selection. When she’s not busy turning her obsession with eighties pop culture, magic, and video games into books, she’s traveling the world for her day job in marketing and making GIFS for her small graphic design business, GIFGRRL. Her latest novel Witchlings came out this Spring from Scholastic and was an instant New York Times bestseller. You can find her on Twitter @Claribel_Ortega and on her website at claribelortega.com.