Raquel Castro Maldonado (b. 1976, Mexico City) is a writer, scriptwriter, professor, and cultural promoter. In 2012 she won the Gran Angular Prize for Young-Adult Literature and is a two-time winner of the National Journalism Prize as part of the production team for OnceTV’s Diálogos en confianza. She is the author of two novels, Ojos llenos de sombra (2012) and Lejos de casa (2013). She writes a weekly column on children’s and young-adult literature for La Jornada Aguascalientes and blogs at http://raxxie.com. Castro is married to author Alberto Chimal, whose work appeared in the July 2013 issue of WLT. They live in Mexico City with their cats Primo, Morris, Pulgas, and Beakman.