FRANCESCA PADILLA

About Francesca

I’m a queer Dominican-American fiction writer and non-profit professional born/raised in New York City and currently based out of Rochester, NY. I’m grateful to have received a Walter Dean Myers Grant from We Need Diverse Books. I have a BA in Creative Writing from SUNY Purchase College. My debut novel is forthcoming from Soho Teen August 2022.

By day, I work on content management, data collection/entry, research, and community engagement in health & human services. My job is to know which, where, and how services are available, especially in New York State. If you must know more, see me on LinkedIn.

You can find me tweeting about books, astrology, NYState things, occasional dumb sh*t, and health & human services @frannypadilla

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(Soho Teen/Soho Press) 17-year-old Minerva Gutiérrez plans revenge on her predatory boss, while navigating grief, anger, and the possibility of escape from her dead-end town.

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