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Maria Cristina Oxtra is a Filipino American author. She earned an MFA in creative writing for children and young adults and a BA in journalism. She writes fiction and nonfiction, from picture books and chapter books to middle grade and young adult novels, and almost everything else in between. She is a recipient of the 2019-2020 Mirrors & Windows Fellowship at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, MN.
Cristina is a also full-time educator overseeing a college readiness program that supports underrepresented students. In addition, she is the founder of a scholarship that helps minority high school students in need obtain a college education.
Cristina is passionate about sharing with others the beauty, power, and magic of the written word. Besides writing, she enjoys sharing her Filipino culture and heritage, cooking, baking, Tae Kwon Do, learning languages, and exploring the supernatural and paranormal.