e. E. Charlton-Trujillo
Author of Fat Angie, Prizefighter en Mi Casa and Feels Like Home
Bio: e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, a South Texas native, is an award-winning filmmaker and novelist. She attended Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, and did graduate work in film at Ohio University. While there, she wrote her first play, Bellies and Seeds and for her first film, Passing Through. She also was the recipient of I. Hollis Perry-Billman and the Betty Thomas Filmmaking Awards for her thesis film Cielto Liendo (Pretty Sky).
She then moved to New York City as an intern at Killer Films. Subsequently, she finished her first novel Prizefighter En Mi Casa, which won the Delacorte Dell Yearling Award, as well as the Parents' Choice Silver Honor. Her second book, Feels Like Home, was written the following year. Charlton-Trujillo released her third novel, Fat Angie, in March 2013. It was named a winner of the Stonewall Book Award in 2014. Fat Angie was the foundation for a unique book tour to empower at-risk youth via writing and discussion and the catalyst for the feature documentary At-Risk Summer. From that experience, she co-founded a non-profit to bridge the gap between at-risk youth and artists called Never Counted Out. Currently, she is directing her second feature documentary, writing three novels plus a trilogy and a Fat Angie sequel!