Ana Crespo was born in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. In 2000, after studying journalism, she moved to the United States to pursue a master's degree in education. She fell in love with children's books when she began reading them to her daughter. But she wanted to see books by Brazilian authors, featuring Brazilian characters! After her son was born, she decided to write her own stories. Ana is the author of The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story, which won an International Latino Book Award, and the My Emotions & Me series.