MARCIA ARGUETA MICKELSON was born in Guatemala. When Marcia was an infant, her family immigrated to the United States. She attended high school in New Jersey and then graduated from Brigham Young University. She is the author of YA novels, The Huaca, Where I Belong, and The Weight of Everything, along with 3 women’s fiction novels. Marcia’s book, Where I Belong, won a Pura Belpré honor.