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My name is Ashley Granillo. Granillo is pronounced: Gra-knee-yo. My pronouns are she/her. 


You can find my active author social media accounts below. Please only use these accounts when promoting my work.

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Author Bio

Ashley Granillo is a Mexican American writer and an associate professor of English in Los Angeles, California. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of California Riverside, Palm Desert. She got her start as a writer at age five when she illustrated and “published” her first book through Telfair Elementary's Student Author Project in Pacoima, California.


When she isn’t writing, Ashley is singing, playing piano, and spending time with her family—which sometimes means making tortillas with them. Hers are never round!

Cruzita and the Mariacheros

Ashley Granillo's CRUZITA AND THE MARIACHEROS, where a girl must save her family's failing panaderia by winning a mariachi band contest—the only problem being she hates mariachi music and can't speak Spanish, to Amy Fitzgerald at Lerner Publishing for publication in spring 2024.


Ashley is part of Las Musas 2024 debuts. For more information about Las Musas program, mentorship, and more visit: Las Musas.


For inquiries, please contact my agent, Hannah Andrade at Bradford Literary. Otherwise, please use the form below.

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