About

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Third Person:

Zoraida Córdova is the author of The Vicious Deep trilogy, the On the Verge series, and the Brooklyn Brujas series. She loves black coffee, snark, and still believes in magic. She is a New Yorker at heart and is currently working on her next novel. Send her a tweet @Zlikeinzorro

First person:

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I write YA Urban Fantasy about things that go bump in the night. I also write about 20-something-year-old-girls searching for love and the meaning of life. I often wish my life were a cross between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Sex and the City. I’m a contributing writer to Latinos in Kid Lit, Bustle, and B&N Teen Blog. I’ve always loved stories about magic and impossible worlds. Other things I love: Moon Prism Power. Five by five. Orlando Bloom’s Face. Daughter of Poseidon. I love you/I know.

Frequently asked questions:

Where did you go to school?  I went to high school in Queens, New York. I studied at Hunter College and the University of Montana in Missoula.

Who are your biggest creative influences?  Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Robbins, Libba Bray, Holly Black, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes.

Can I act in the Labyrinth Lost movie?  I’m not involved in casting.

Will you read some of my writing? I’m under many deadlines and can’t take requests at the moment.

Will you come to my town?  For travel dates see my events page.

Will you visit my school, library, or book club? I’m available to schedule a school, library, or virtual visit. I also offer a free 30 minute Skype session when you order 10 or more of my books. For more information see my visits page.

For blurb requests: please email my agent at- adrienne@leiboliterary.com


For critique services click here.


GUEST POSTS & ESSAYS:

Bustle: Creating The Fantasy World Of ‘Labyrinth Lost’ Meant Staying True To My Roots

Hypable: Exclusive Book Trailer Reveal

Diversity in YA: On Finding My Place in Fantasy

Bookpage: Zoraida Cordova’s Brooklyn

 

INTERVIEWS & SPOTLIGHTS: A Page With a View Q&A Read Diverse Books Q&A

NPR: 3 YA Fantasies Reads For Fall 

Buzzfeed: 23 YA Books You MUST Read This Fall 

Makers: 8 Female Authors to Read in Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Huffington Post: Young Adult Authors Honor Hispanic Heritage Month

Latina Magazine: Inspiring Young Latina: Zoraida Córdova Cosmopolitan: Vampires, Werewolves and–mermaids? Oh my!

Cosmopolitan: 5 Latina YA Authors You Need on Your Radar

Latin Post: Fantasy, Diversity, and Self.

Holly M. Campbell: Adventures in Writing w/ Zoraida Latina Lista: Mermaids in America originally posted in Diversity in YA

VLOGS: Alethea Kontis interviews me for The Waterworld Mermaids

PODCASTS:

Professional Book Nerds ep #75: Romance edition

Professional Book Nerds ep #34: BEA edition

Papercuts Podcast Episode #7

Booktrib with Rachel Carter Episode#2

8 Responses to About

  1. Natalya says:

    I can’t wait for these two either! I’ve only read one memraid YA novel, but I really enjoyed it so I’m looking forward to read more memraid books. The cover for The Vicious Deep is quite creepy. I love it!Jennie

  2. Gorgeous- soaked in melancholy but sprinkled with optimism. Thank you

  3. sunny says:

    i luv the vicious deep trilogy and ur other books
    luv u xox

  4. Check out the Bluffton Book Festival, we would love to see you there!!!

  5. Angela says:

    Hi, I have a student that is reading your book Labirynth Lost. She is wondering if Alex uses her hands when doing magic. If you could clarify this, I would appreciate it.

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