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Author Visit Spring 2014

About the Author:

Melissa de la Cruz

Melissa de la Cruz grew up in Manila, Philippines and moved to San Francisco with her family in 1985.  She graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. Ms de la Cruz went to Columbia University and graduated with a B.A. with majors  in art history and English (and minors in nightclubs and shopping!)

She has worked as a computer programmer, a journalist and fashion/beauty editor. She published her first article when she was 25. She has numerous NY Times bestsellers, both written for adults and young adults. 

Her young adult novels include:

  • The Au Pairs series
  • The Blue Bloods series
  • The Wolf Pact series
  • The Ashleys series
  • Frozen (1st in Heart of Dread series)
  • The Ring and the Crown (coming 4/1)

All of the information above was taken from The Official Website of Author, Melissa de la Cruz.  To find more about her visit it at

Ring and the Crown excerpt

Frozen trailer

Frozen excerpt

Las Vegas Skyline

About the Books:

The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz
Ms. de la Cruz came to PHS, April 15, 2014 as part of hertour celebrating the publication of her newest novel, The Ring and the Crown.

In an alternative past where the Franco-British Empire controls the world's only source of magic, Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the throne, and Aelwyn Myrddyn, a bastard mage, rekindle their childhood friendship as they plot to save Marie from a loveless, political marriage.

Click here to read an excerpt of The Ring and the Crown.
  This book comes out April 1. Be the first to read it, log in to the catalog and place your hold today.
Frozen  by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston
Frozen is a science fiction novel Ms. de la Cruz wrote with her husband Michael Johnston.
Frozen begins more than a century after a catastrophic disaster wiped out most of humanity and covered much of the earth with ice. Sixteen-year-old Nat yields to the voice in her head urging her to embark on a dangerous journey across a poisoned sea to the mythical land, the Blue.
Click here to read an excerpt of Frozen.

Watch the publisher's book trailer to learn more: