Author of fun and engaging fiction for middle grade readers (ages 8-12) and avid film buff!

Kate must battle bullies, friendship dramas and wardrobe malfunctions to finish her epic sci-fi flick and beat out a cute, know-it-all new boy for the film festival prize...

"Populating her novel with smart kids navigating tricky social situations, Mata crafts a nifty entertainment for the post–Mean Girls generation...Smart, funny and slick."
Kirkus Reviews

Untitled-2Kate dreams of becoming a big-time Hollywood director. But finishing her first movie is turning into a big-time nightmare...

"Fans of Wendy Mass, Sharon Draper, and Rebecca Stead will appreciate this clever and quirky piece of realistic fiction."
School Library Journal

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Julie Mata