Matt de la Peña is the author of Curse of the Ancients and Eternity.

Matt de la Peña is also the author of numerous books for teens, including Ball Don't Lie, We Were Here, and I Will Save You, all of which were named ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. His first picture book, A Nation's Hope, made several Best of 2011 lists. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he teaches creative writing at NYU.