hello! I’m Edd.
I'm the author of the young-adult book, Only Pieces, now part of the JLG Gold Standard Selections!
I love sharing book recs and other creative content such as photography tips, lovely cafés, and my upcoming projects on Instagram.
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Edd Tello is a bilingual writer of children's and Young Adult literature. He has worked as an English teacher in kindergarten and elementary schools in Mexico. ONLY PIECES is his YA debut novel.
Edd crossed the pond to achieve one of his dreams: to study a master's in creative writing from the University of Seville, Spain. A year later, he jumped to Seattle to enroll in the English Business certificate from the University of Washington. Since then, he has written newsletters and articles for website publications.
Edd shares book recommendations and other creative content such as places to visit, best cafés in Mexico, and writing tips on social media.
He was raised with an appreciation for books. His mother was a Spanish and literature teacher, so reading and writing have been his biggest passions since he was six.
Edd is currently a high school teacher in Mexico.
When Edd isn't reading or writing, you can find him drinking coffee in the woods.
The author infuses some lovely imagery and Mexican folklore into this overall pleasing offering.
An appealing coming-of-age story that will engage reluctant readers.
— Kirkus Reviews
An honest, poignant YA story about finding love and acceptance. Authentic as it is powerful and moving.
— Ernesto Cisneros, award-winning author of "Efrén Divided"
Edgar wants nothing more than to live his life out loud. But telling the truth about his sexuality isn't so easy in his traditional Mexican-American family, and his Amá has made it clear she won't accept who he is. Things get even harder when Edgar's macho father returns home after months away, and the house erupts into fighting and simmering tension. Edgar worries what would happen if he told his father the truth about who he is, and feels he'll never fit in anywhere. Then Edgar runs into Alex, a popular football player at school. With Alex, Edgar feels happy and free, believing he might finally pick up all the broken pieces of his heart. But falling in love is more complicated than Edgar can ever imagine--and coming out might destroy the only life he's ever known.
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I'll be attending the Latinx Kidlit Book Festival this Friday!
Join us this Friday, October 14 to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month and discuss what makes a great novel-in verse.