Ashley Hope Perez
Out of Darkness (Carolrhoda Lab, 2015), The Knife and the Butterfly (Carolrhoda Lab, 2012), and What Can't Wait (Carolrhoda Lab, 2011) are Ashley Hope PÃ©rez's YA novels. Her debut novel, What Can't Wait, was named to the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults list in 2012, and her second novel, The Knife and the Butterfly, was named to the YALSA Popular Paperbacks list in 2015. Ashley was born and raised in Texas, where she went on to teach high school in Houston before getting a PhD in comparative literature. She's presently a visiting assistant professor of comparative studies at The Ohio State University, where she reads, writes, and teaches about anything from global adolescent narratives to Latin American and Latina/o fiction. She and her husband, Arnulfo, live in Ohio with their son, Liam Miguel. Go to http://www.ashleyperez.com/ to learn more about her.