MARIE MIRANDA CRUZ was born in the historic town of Cavite City, Philippines, a city established in the late 17th century of the Spanish Colonial period, and spent a large portion of her childhood and teenage years living around the country. Marie moved to the United States permanently after getting her degree in Biology and currently works as a medical technician. She always held a deep love for children's books and writing; Everlasting Nora is her first novel.
'If the middle grade Filipino American market had an audio representative, Abellera would be the reigning voice' — School Library Journal
*Winner of a Parents' Choice Silver Award*
This program includes a bonus conversation with the author.