About, Media & Contact

Photo credit: Paul Weaver

Lila Quintero Weaver was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but grew up in Alabama. She tells the story of her family’s immigration in Darkroom: A Memoir in Black & White (The University of Alabama Press, 2012). Cuarto oscuro: Recuerdos en blanco y negro is the Spanish edition. In July 2018, Candlewick Press released Lila’s first children’s book, My Year in the Middle. Lila and her husband Paul have three grown children.

Dear readers, I’d love to hear from you! Please send comments, questions, or event inquiries to me at lilaweaver@gmail.com.

My social-media hangouts are Twitter: @LilaQWeaver and Instagram.

Press Mentions


Youth librarian Edith Campbell’s blog, CrazyQuiltEdi.

Graphic Novel Reporter

Latin Post



Girls of Summer, 


Reviews for My Year in the Middle

Shelf Awareness


Publishers Weekly 

De Colores Reviews

The Pirate Tree

Latinxs in Kid Lit 

Reviews for Darkroom

School Library Journal

Read About Comics

Library Journal

Graphic Novel Reporter 

Public Books

Mutt’s Reviews

Vamos a Leer


Mobile-Press Register

Josh Neufeld


Nerdy Book Club, a guest post on the children’s classic, The Hundred Dresses

The Memoir Project, a guest post on writing memoirs and how to recover details seemingly lost to memory

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