With a new century on the horizon, change might lay in the hands of the youngest... Two thirteen year olds do their part to make a difference, and makes "Calling Extra" a riveting read of a struggling youth against a world with no favor for them.
- Midwest Book Review,
Romero has chosen an exciting historical episode for her first novel. The premise is helped by Romero's use of historical characters, like the one-eyed Kid Blink. Elsie makes a sympathetic heroine, both thoughtful and hard-headed.
-- Kirkus Book Reviews
About the Author
Kristina Romero is a writer, director, web entrepreneur and Emmy-nominated actress. At the age of 17, she began her career starring on the CBS soap opera "As The World Turns," where she earned Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Younger Actress in 2001 and 2002. She also appeared in "The Flock," where she starred alongside Richard Gere and Claire Danes. She earned a master's in professional writing from the University of Southern California, where she began working on "Calling Extra," her debut novel. She lives outside Washington D. C. with her husband and son.