JONNY GARZA VILLA (they/them) is an author of contemporary young adult literature with characters and settings inspired by their own Tejane, Chicane, and queer identities. Whatever the storyline, Jonny ultimately hopes Latines, and, more specifically, queer Mexican American young people will feel seen in their writing. Their debut YA novel Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun was a Pura Belpré Honor Book and a Kirkus Best YA Fiction of 2021 selection. When not writing, Jonny enjoys reading, playing Dungeons and Dragons, visiting taquerías, listening to Selena, and caring for their many cacti children. They live in San Antonio
About the book: Ander & Santi
After Ander is "fired" from their family taqueria, they meet and connect instantly with Santi, the waiter who replaced them. Their friendship quickly turns to something more, and they fall for each other hard. But when ICE agents raid the taqueria, Ander and Santi's community and budding relationship is put in danger.
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