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Longer version:

New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author Claribel Ortega went from journalism student, editing her classmates often times hilarious ads and ramblings on the back page of SUNY Purchase’s Independent Newspaper, to a small town reporter, where she enjoyed going to board of ed meetings and texting the town mayors about the line at Starbucks.

About

Today when she’s not busy turning her obsession with eighties pop culture, magic and video games into books, she's co-hosting the hilarious and chaotic Bad Author Book Club podcast. She is a Marvel contributor and has been featured on Buzzfeed, Bustle, Good Morning America and Deadline.

 

Claribel’s debut middle grade novel Ghost Squad is a New York Times Bestseller and is being made into a feature film. Ghost Squad won Best in Middle Grade at the 2021 Ignyte Awards, was an NPR Best Book of 2020, a Good Morning America Summer Reading Squad selection and a 2020 International Latino book awards honorary mention. Ghost Squad was also the Barnes & Noble Young Reader Pick for October 2021.

Her latest book Witchlings (Scholastic) was an Instant NYT and #1 Indie Bestseller. Her graphic novel Frizzy with Rose Bousamra is out October 18th, 2022 from First Second. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and Tiktok @Claribel_Ortega and on her website at claribelortega.com. Claribel lives in New York with her motorcycle-riding poet boyfriend & her suspiciously intelligent yorkie, Pancho.

Shorter version: 

New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author, Claribel A. Ortega is a former reporter who writes middle-grade and young adult fantasy inspired by her Dominican heritage. When she's not busy turning her obsession with eighties pop culture, magic, and video games into books, she’s co-hosting her podcast Bad Author Book Club. Claribel is a Marvel contributor and has been featured on Buzzfeed, Bustle, Good Morning America and Deadline.

Claribel’s NYT Bestselling debut middle grade novel Ghost Squad is being made into a feature film. Her latest book Witchlings (Scholastic) was an Instant NYT and #1 Indie Bestseller. Her graphic novel Frizzy with Rose Bousamra is out October 18th, 2022 from First Second. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and Tiktok @Claribel_Ortega and on her website at claribelortega.com.

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Claribel A. Ortega Official Headshot (2021)
Photo Credit: Clarinet Orchestra

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Headshots, book cover, bio & interview info
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If you want to help me spread the word about Witchlings, here's a graphics kit of shareable content! 

For all rights inquiries, please contact Suzie Townsend. Info below.

agent

Suzie Townsend

New Leaf Literary, Suite 2201, 110 W. 40th Street, New York NY 10018

suzie(at)newleafliterary.com

Email

Please do not email Claribel  directly for any podcast related inquiries. 

For Write or Die please use: writeordiepocast@gmail.com

For Media Requests Regarding

 Ghost Squad or WITCHLINGS

Email SBallenger@Scholastic.com

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pls note: Bad author book club is an 18+ podcast!

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