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    About our Author
    NoNieqa Ramos
    NoNieqa Ramos grew up in the Bronx, where she started her own publishing company and sold books for twenty-five cents until the nuns shut her down. A frequent foster parent, NoNieqa lives in Ashburn, Virginia, with her family.
    5 questions for NoNieqa Ramos
    1.
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    "Was?" Only now, as an adult, I can sometimes find fiction that represents me. I am enamored with To Go Singing Through the World by Deborah Ray Kogan and The Book Itch by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.
    2.
    What’s your favorite line from a book?
    Two of my fave lines:

    "And they danced by the light of the moon, the moon. They danced by the light of the moon."—The Owl and the Pussycat

    "And I, infinitesimal being,
    drunk with the great starry
    void,
    likeness, image of
    mystery,
    I felt myself a pure part
    of the abyss,
    I wheeled with the stars,
    my heart broke loose on the wind."—Pablo Neruda
    3.
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    Gods and goddesses of the pantheon include Kelly Link, Meg Medina, Margarita Engle, Zoraida Córdova, Daniel José Older, Amy Zhang, and David Bowles.
    4.
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    I have never not been a writer. I bleed ink.
    5.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    NEVER give up. NEVER surrender.