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ARIEL MENDEZ

AUTHOR + ILLUSTRATOR + INSTRUCTOR

Helping writers succeed at 

self-publishing children's books.

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Did you know that I am a self-taught illustrator?

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ABOUT

Hey there, I’m Ariel!

I’m a children’s book author,

self-taught digital illustrator,

and self-publishing instructor.

My first picture book, Fear and a Friend, was selected as a Kickstarter “Project We Love”. Since then I have contributed to three more self-published books, including Hair Like Me that was featured on NBC and HLN, and My First Book of Shona and Ndebele Words for the two native languages of Zimbabwe. I have worked with The Writer's Center, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and various other organizations. I would love to work with you too!

WHAT  PEOPLE  SAY

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J.C. SKI

Really helped guide me through the self-publishing process. Thank you for helping me bring my story to children of the world.

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CHRIS JAMES

You did a great job with this class.

I would recommend it to other writers.

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C. KAPIKIAN

You are a superb teacher.  We all benefitted from your excellent organizational skills, knowledge of your field, prioritizing and economy of delivery, and engaging enthusiasm for the subject you love. Many thanks for splendid work.

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