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about the author

Michelle Cuevas is an award-winning author of children’s literature. She graduated from Williams College and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of Virginia, where she received the Henry Hoyns Fellowship. 


Cuevas is the author of eight books for young people, including the Indie Bestseller and triple-star-reviewed The Dreamatics

Massachusetts Book Award-winning novel, The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole, national best seller, The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, and international best seller, Confessions of an Imaginary Friend. Her books have been named best of the year by Time, People, The Boston Globe, Kirkus, and School Library Journal, and have been translated into over twenty languages as well as various theatrical productions.


Her 2017 title The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole is in production with Matt Reeves through his 6th and Idaho banner, and her 2015 title Confessions of an Imaginary Friend is being developed into an animated feature film by Fox Blue Sky Studios. Cuevas has freelanced as a creative consultant for Fox Animation, and is the writer of Follow Your Heart, which qualified for the animated shorts category of the 2018 Academy Awards, as well as the STEM short Happy Birthday, Ada, commissioned by Google, which won 1st place at the 47th ASIFA-East Animation Awards.

Her hobbies include travel, watercolor painting, drawing, puppets, and spending time with her Bernese Mountain Dogs Indy and Fable.


 Her favorite books are The Velveteen Rabbit and Charlotte's Web, as well as any poetry collections by Shel Silverstein and Mary Oliver.


If she had to choose a job other than author, she would be a paleontologist.

Michelle Cuevas
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