From jellybeans to vampires, ALICIA KLEPEIS loves to research fun and out-of-the-ordinary topics that make nonfiction exciting for readers. Alicia began her career at the National Geographic Society. She also taught middle school for several years in Massachusetts.
Alicia is the author of several kids’ books, including Africa (Core Library, 2013), Understanding Saudi Arabia Today (Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2014) and The World’s Strangest Foods (Raintree Publishing, 2015). Her first picture book, Francisco’s Kites / Las cometas de Francisco (2015), will be published this May by Arte Público Press. She has also written over 100 articles in magazines such as National Geographic Kids, Kiki and FACES. Alicia is currently working on a chapter book series involving world travels, as well as several projects involving international food, American history, and scary insects. She lives with her family in upstate New York.
Learn more at aliciaklepeis.com.