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Angela Cervantes

Born: United States of America

Current Home: Shawnee, United States of America

Angela was born and raised in Kansas. Most of her childhood was spent in Topeka, Kansas, living in the Mexican-American community of Oakland. Her family also spent a lot of time in El Dorado and Wichita visiting abuelos and a slew of aunts, uncles, and cousins on weekends.

Angela graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in English. Angela thought she'd never graduate because of algebra, but she did (thanks to a math tutor from Pakistan). After KU, she moved to "the valley" that is Brownsville, Texas. It was in Brownsville that Angela was introduced to the music of Selena, tried ceviche, and learned to two-step. While in the Valley, she read tons of Ana Castillo and Sandra Cisneros.

Shortly after Brownsville, Angela moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, where for two years she slaughtered the Spanish language, taught English at a private school, and wrote a notebook-full of short stories that she lost on a trip home. In 2003, Angela returned to Kansas City; completed an MBA (and discovered an unrequited love for economics); co-founded Las Poetas, a Chicana poetry group; published two chapbook with the group; and began working at an international children's organization. Later, Angela was convinced to let guys join Las Poetas and it became the Latino Writers Collective.

Angela's favorite artists in the whole world are: Joe Strummer, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Gary Soto, Martin Espada, Ricardo Islas, Kurt Vonnegut, and Ricardo Rizo.

In 2007 Angela won third place for Creative Nonfiction in the Missouri Review's audio competition for her story "House of Women" and Kansas City Voices' Best of Prose Award (Whispering Prairie Press). In 2008, she was recognized as one of Kansas City's Emerging Writers by the Kansas City Star Magazine. Gaby, Lost and Found is Angela's first novel. She is currently working on a second novel.