Lara Saguisag is the award-winning author of There's a Duwende in My Brother's Soup, Tonyo's Wishes and the forthcoming Cat Eyes. She received an MA in Children's Literature from Hollins University and is currently finishing her MFA in Creative Writing at The New School in New York City. She has presented papers on children's literature at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Florida, and was a panelist in the 2005 Children's Literature New England Institute. She is the recipient of the CLNE Early Career Fellowship and the Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature's Paula Danzinger Scholarship. She is a member of Kwentista ng Mga Tsikiting (KUTING) and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI.) She is currently at work on a book of poems for children.