Tracey Kyle grew up in New Jersey and spent much of her childhood reading and writing poems. After seeing the boy band Menudo perform on a Latino TV station in middle school, she decided to learn Spanish. She studied in Madrid, a lively city which inspired her first picture book, Gazpacho for Nacho. She spends most of her time as Señora Kyle, teaching Spanish to a fun group of eighth-graders. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband and two cats, and when she’s not writing lesson plans or working on a new story, she loves to read, cook, and practice yoga.