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Virtual Event - Amparo Ortiz discussing LAST SUNRISE IN ETERNA with Crystal Maldonado

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 6:00pm

Amparo Ortiz, in discussion with
Crystal Maldonado

A Virtual Event!

This virtual event with Amparo Ortiz, in discussion with Crystal Maldonado, is free to attend! We are offering signed bookplates for this event!

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How to Order a Signed Bookplate from Amparo Ortiz and/or Crystal Maldonado:

  1. Add the respective author's book(s) to your cart.

  2. At checkout in the "order comments" box, simply write "bookplate." Please note that it may be up to several business weeks after the order deadline for you to receive your bookplate. Thank you for understanding!

What is a bookplate?
A bookplate is an autographed sticker that can then be put in the book! Though your book won’t be directly signed, bookplates allow us to host long-distance authors for our virtual events.

BONUS! For orders/preorers of LAST SUNRISE IN ETERNA, click the link HERE, fill out your information, and upload your receipt to receive (while supplies last): 2 Character Cards (Sevim & Aro, art by Linda Raquel Nieves Pérez) and 1 Sticker (Aro + Book Quote)


About the Authors
AMPARO ORTIZ is the author of BLAZEWRATH GAMES and DRAGONBLOOD RING. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently lives on the island’s northeastern coast. She’s published short story comics in MARVEL’S VOICES: COMUNIDADES #1 and in the Eisner-award winning PUERTO RICO STRONG. She’s also co-editor of OUR SHADOWS HAVE CLAWS, a young adult horror anthology featuring myths and monsters from Latin America.

CRYSTAL MALDONADO is a young adult author with a lot of feelings. Her debut novel, FAT CHANCE, CHARLIE VEGA, was a New England Book Award winner, a COSMOPOLITAN Best New Book, and a Kirkus Best YA Fiction of 2021, while her sophomore novel, NO FILTER AND OTHER LIES, was a POPSUGAR and SEVENTEEN Best New YA. By day, Crystal works in higher ed marketing, and by night, she’s a writer who loves Beyoncé, glitter, shopping, and spending too much time on her phone. Her work has been published in Latina, BuzzFeed, and the Hartford Courant. She lives in western Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and dog. Follow her everywhere @crystalwrote or visit her website at


All they have to do is give up their dreams.

Seventeen-year-old goth Sevim Burgos hates elves. Everyone else on earth loves the elves (especially their handsome princes) and would give anything to participate in Eterna’s annual Exchange, where three teens can trade their dreams for a week of elven magic.

But Sevim knows things most people don’t. She can see through the illusions the elves use to conceal their crimes. Ever since elves killed her father, Sevim has longed for revenge. So to help support her single mother, she has been selling abandoned elf corpses on the black market.

But it turns out that the elf prince Aro has noticed Sevim bodysnatching, so he kidnaps her mother in retaliation. To get her mother back, Sevim must participate in the Exchange.

In the home of the elves, Sevim will have to surrender her dreams and put her trust in the charming prince who took the last family member she has in order to master the art of elf magic. And in working with him, she will discover how the royal elves might be more tied to her own history than she ever suspected.


Last Sunrise in Eterna By Amparo Ortiz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645676140
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Page Street Kids - March 28th, 2023

Our Shadows Have Claws: 15 Latin American Monster Stories By Yamile Saied Méndez, Amparo Ortiz, Ricardo López Ortiz (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643751832
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

Dragonblood Ring By Amparo Ortiz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645673163
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Page Street Kids - October 12th, 2021

Blazewrath Games By Amparo Ortiz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645670797
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Page Street Kids - October 6th, 2020

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The Fall of Whit Rivera By Crystal Maldonado Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823452361
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Holiday House - October 10th, 2023

No Filter and Other Lies By Crystal Maldonado Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823453320
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Holiday House - February 7th, 2023

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega By Crystal Maldonado Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823451319
Availability: Not in Stock, Available for Special Order
Published: Holiday House - January 11th, 2022