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ARIEL MENDEZ

AUTHOR + ILLUSTRATOR + INSTRUCTOR

Author-illustrator of children's picture books.

Helping writers succeed at self-publishing children's books.

Advocate for increasing diversity in children's publishing. 

Learn how I got started in children's publishing, and how you can too!  

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Ariel Mendez is an illustrator, author, and an advocate for increasing diversity in children's publishing. She teaches writers how to succeed at self-publishing their first picture book. 

Ariel's first book, Fear and a Friend, was self-published in 2018 and was selected by Kickstarter as a "Project We Love". Ariel has contributed to three self-published books, including Hair Like Me that was featured on NBC and HLN, and My First Book of Shona and Ndebele Words, a book about the two native languages of Zimbabwe. 

Ariel leads workshops on the topic of writing and self-publishing. She has worked with The Writer's Center, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, The Children's Inn at the National Institute of Health, and various other organizations. 

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