ARIEL MENDEZ

ABOUT

Artist + Illustrator

Writer + Author 

Teacher + Speaker

I have a passion for children's literature, writing and illustrating, and I love helping others realize their book writing dreams! 

Like so many writers, I spent my life talking and dreaming about writing a book (specifically a picture book). But in 2017, I bought an iPad and taught myself how to illustrate. In 2018, I self-published my first children's book and launched with a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign. By 2019, I am working with other writers and creatives to illustrate their publishing projects. I continue to work on my own books while helping others do the same! 

 

I truly have a heart for helping others create work they are proud of! I do various school visits throughout the year on picture book writing and self-publishing. I host workshops with organizations like The Writing Center on Capitol Hill or the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators to help authors set goals and succeed at self-publishing. 

 

I would love to help you realize your book dreams, too! 

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IN THE NEWS

HLN Weekend Express. 
Hair Like Me. 
Written by Heather Burris
Illustrated by Ariel Mendez

UPCOMING EVENTS

SELF-PUBLISHING PICTURE BOOKS

October 26, 2019 Bethesda, MD

TWC PUBLISH NOW SEMINAR 

September 14, 2019 Bethesda, MD

THE CHILDREN'S INN AT NIH

JULY 29, 2019 Bethesda, MD

WRITING CENTER SUCCESSFUL SELF-PUBLISHING

May 18, Washington DC

BROWN BAG LUNCH ON BOOKS + PUBLISHING

May 16, 2018 Frederick, MD

AUTHOR VISIT MIDDLETOWN PRIMARY SCHOOL

March 18, 2018 Frederick, MD

SCBWI STRATEGIC SELF-PUBLISHING

February 28, 2018 Potomac, MD

AUTHOR VISIT LANK SCHOOL

February 15, 2018 Lake Anne, VA