Michelle Cuevas

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Michelle Cuevas was born in 1982 in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. She graduated from Williams College and holds a master of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Virginia, where she received the Henry Hoyns Fellowship. 

Michelle is the author of The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow illustrated by Sydney Smith, national bestseller  The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles illustrated by Caldecott medalist Erin E. Stead,  Confessions of an Imaginary Friend Beyond the Laughing Sky illustrated by Julie Morstad, and  The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant illustrated by Ed Young. Forthcoming in 2018 is The Town of Turtle illustrated by Catia Chien, about a turtle doing some big renovations on his shell.

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“The truth is...you're only as invisible as you feel, imaginary or not.”
Michelle Cuevas, Confessions of an Imaginary Friend

“You rarely know, in the moment, when it's the last time you'll do something. Most of the time, the whole thing just sneaks away in the night, never to be seen or heard from again, not even sending back so much as a postcard to say hello.”
Michelle Cuevas, Beyond the Laughing Sky

“Change is the nature of nature,'" she read. "'For example, stars expand as they grow older. They grow from a star, to a red super-giant, to a supernova. When a massive star explodes at the end of its life, the explosion dispenses different elements-helium, carbon, oxygen, iron, nickel-across the universe, scattering starduest. That stardust now makes up the planets, including ours.”
Michelle Cuevas, Beyond the Laughing Sky

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