Tuma, Refe


Frances and the Werewolves of the Black Forest (HarperCollins), Middle Grade Novel, 2023

BIO: Refe Tuma is the author of the critically-acclaimed Frances Stenzel series, including Frances and the Werewolves of the Black Forest, nominated for the 2023 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Middle Grade Novel. Refe is also the co-creator of Dinovember and the What the Dinosaurs Did picture book series, including What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night, named a Best Children’s Book of the Year with Honors by Bank Street College. Since 2013, his Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominated short stories and essays have appeared in all sorts of places, from wonderfully obscure literary journals to the New York Times. He lives with his family, his dog Boris, and cats Pablo and Nico in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Oh, and it’s pronounced ‘reef.’