Miguel Antony Briones
is an award-winning educator, community organizer, public speaker, and self-published author and illustrator of the bilingual children's book Como Mi Padrino. He was born and raised in Central El Paso Texas. Once a young travieso, he now writes about the experiences and culture that shaped his perception and outlook on life. He currently lives in the city of Austin Texas, with his partner and their English Bulldog and perra chiflada La Doña Benson Kenobi (aka La BK de Tejas).
When he is not writing or illustrating, Miguel enjoys writing music, volunteering with local and national organizations, and writing about himself in the third person.
Through his writing and illustrations, his hope is to inspire and empower future generations through his writing by uplifting the lived experiences, voices, and stories of Chicanos, Hispanics, Latinos, and all members of the Spanish speaking community.