C.V. Monterrubio is an author of bilingual books for children and short stories. Born in Mexico City, she’s been a Bay Area Californian with her husband and dog for a few years. She could be labeled cis-gender, woman, neurodivergent, mestiza, Mexican and “chilanga” (from Mexico City) by birth and conviction, although Oaxaca and Juarez-ELP are also home. She’s always loved to read and is forever grateful that her mother, father, and maternal grandpa always provided her with books. She loves big libraries and bookstores, and prefers physical books versus digital ones, although she has fun producing her audiobooks. She created her first stories and characters at the age of six, and wrote her first poem at thirteen. She believes in respect as a universal rule, and in the golden rule. She writes, thinks and rants in Spanish and English from a young age. She’s an impopular dragon-lady.