"I Will Save You" was Matt de la Pena's fourth novel. He attended the University of the Pacific on a basketball scholarship and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at San Diego State University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he teaches creative writing. Look for Matt's other books, "Ball Don't Lie," "Mexican WhiteBoy," "We Were Here," and "The Living," for which he received the Pura Belpre Author Honor Award, all available from Delacorte Press. You can visit him at mattdelapena.com and follow @mattdelapena on Twitter. "From the Hardcover edition."