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Francesca Padilla

Writing | TAIR 2022-23

Francesca Padilla is a queer Dominican-American fiction writer born and raised in New York City and based out of Rochester, NY. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in creative writing from the State University of New York at Purchase College and is a past recipient of a Walter Dean Myers Grant from We Need Diverse Books. Her debut novel What’s Coming to Me debuted August 2022 from Soho Teen. By day, she also works in health and human services. For more information and updates, visit

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