Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) is a fútbol obsessed Argentine-American. She’s the mother of 5 kids and 2 adorable dogs. Yamile’s an inaugural Walter Dean Meyers Grant recipient, a graduate of Voices of our Nation (VONA) and the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Writing for Children program. She’s also the author of the Lee and Low’s New Visions Honor Award On These Magic Shores, the Utah Arts Council Honor THE REEL WISH, and the forthcoming picture book Where Are You From? (HarperCollins, 2019).

She’s represented by Linda Camacho, from the Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency.