Nicholas Solis is an award-winning elementary teacher and a writing fellow at The Writing Barn in Austin, Texas. In 2018, he was the recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Grant from We Need Diverse Books. Nick writes picture books, teaching blogs, middle grade novels, and poetry. His debut author/illustrator book, The Staring Contest, was released with Peter Pauper Press in September 2020. The Color Collector, with Sleeping Bear Press, came out April 15th, 2021 and My Town, Mi Pueblo, with Nancy Paulsen Books, will be released in the fall of 2022.