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Carolina Ugaz-Moran

Carolina Ugaz-Morán was born in Spain and lived in Argentina, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and Peru, before moving to the United States at age fourteen. Passionate about both science and writing, she eventually obtained degrees in Biochemistry and Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin. She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than twenty years.

Carolina is the award winning author of Aline and the Blue Bottle, the first volume of a middle-grade book series. Aline and the Blue Bottle won the 2020 NYC Big Book Award (Juvenile Fiction),  the 2020 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorites Award (Children’s Fiction), and was a Finalist for the 2020 National Indie Excellence Awards (Pre-Teen Fiction). She and her family currently live in California’s  

Central Valley wine country with their three dogs and four cats.


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