Barbara Caridad Ferrer is a fourth generation, bilingual Cuban-American, whose young adult debut, Adiós to My Old Life won the Romance Writers of America ’ s 2007 RITA® for Best Contemporary Single Title Romance as well as being named to the 2009 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults list, awarded by the ALA. Her fifth boo, It ’ s Even About the Accent was released in 2007 with Publisher ’ s Weekly stating, “ …this twisting book amply rewards readers. ”
She has also contributed to thi anthology, Fifteen Candles: 15 ales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and Other Quinceañera Stories. When the Stars Go Blue, a contemporary etelling of Bizet ’ s Carmen won the 2011 International Latino Book Award for Best Young Adult Novel.