R. M. Romero is an author of fairy tales and children’s fiction. She lives in Miami Beach with her witchy black cat. Her debut novel, The Dollmaker of Kraków, was released in 2017 by Penguin Random House. It has since been published in 13 languages and won Florida State Book Award’s Silver Medal for Older Children. It was also named 2018 Sydney Taylor Notable Book, and has been nominated for the 2018 Flemish Children’s & Youth Prize, 2018 Young Quills Award, Najlepszą Książka Roku 2018, and 2019 Carnegie Award.

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