Alex Aster is an award-winning author of books for young readers. Her debut YA novel, Lightlark, will be published by Abrams in August 2022. Her first middle grade novel, Curse of the Night Witch, inspired by Latinx myths from her childhood, was named one of the Best Books of 2020 by Kirkus and Amazon, was on Good Morning America, and received multiple starred reviews. It will be followed by a sequel, Curse of the Forgotten City, in 2021. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied English, and now lives in New York.