Barbara Perez Marquez was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, now she lives in Baltimore, MD. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Manhattanville College and writes short stories and fiction, usually using coming of age and LGBTQ themes in her work. During her career, she has also been an editor for several publications and projects. She’s part of the team behind the acclaimed Eisner-nominated graphic novel series The Cardboard Kingdom. Her next graphic novel co-created alongside Lissy Marlin, The Library of Memories, is due out in 2025 from Little, Brown.