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After years of hard work and an agonizing delay because of the pandemic, On These Magic Shores will finally be out June 9th. For the pre-order campaign, I partnered with my favorite indie bookstore, The King’s English. When you order from them at this link, you’ll receive a signed and personalized copy of the book, […]

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Monday, 25 March 2019

AWP, Portland signing and readings: March 29th and 30th Signing and Reading with Las Musas! Come see me and my fellow Musas and our madrina Guadalupe Garcia McCall at De-canon, on Match 30th at 4:30 pm Bay Area Book Festival May 4 and 5 Storymakers Conference May 9-11 Write Out Camp June 27-29

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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Dear friends, I know I’ve been absent from posting on my blog for a while. I’m working on a brand new website and content, and I’ve been so busy with revising my upcoming books. But I wanted to update and let everyone know I’m not taking any sensitivity reads anymore. I haven’t for a long […]

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

  Have you seen the news? I’m part of Las Musas, an unprecedented group of debut and Sophomore Latinx authors of MG and YA stories. Head over to our website to learn more about us and our books. Although we all come from very diverse backgrounds, we each represents a different aspect of the Latinx […]

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Hello, Hopefuls! I’m so looking forward to meeting my mentee, and I hope that this info gives you an inkling into me, what I’m looking for, and my mentoring style. About me: My name is Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez. I was born and raised in Rosario, Argentina, the cradle of fútbol (don’t ever mentioned the […]

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Monday, 23 July 2018

Earlier this month my third deal was announced: my fourth book, a contemporary middle grade entitled ON THESE MAGIC SHORES (extra points if you get where the reference is from) will finally be published in 2020 by Tu Books/Lee and Low. In 2015, this little book of mine received the New Visions Honor Award, and […]

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Monday, 21 May 2018

Amigos, an exclusive cover reveal, excerpt AND giveaway of BLIZZARD BESTIES is up on Project MG Mayhem! Hop over there to take a peek and–who knows?–be the winner of a copy of my book AND another WISH line book!

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Several months ago, I received an exhilarating call from my wonderful agent, Linda Camacho. Scholastic was going to publish my middle grade novel BLIZZARD BESTIES! SCHOLASTIC! This meant my book was going to be in the book fair! In the book club flier! In book shelves, libraries, and kids’ hands! Keeping this a secret was a […]

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Monday, 11 December 2017

On Wednesday, my super agent Linda sent me a quick text: Your book will be announced sometime Thursday. Needless to say, I couldn’t sleep all night. Every time I thought about the announcement going live, I got butterflies in my stomach. And then Thursday arrived, and my book wasn’t in the morning Publisher Marketplace new […]

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Friday, 22 September 2017

Diáspora. Group of people displaced from the homelands, for any reason. Diáspora echoes of exile. Diáspora is a consequence of violence, war, economic disaster, hunger, dreams for a better future, love. When I left Argentina at age nineteen, I never believed I wouldn’t go back to live there again. In my heart, I wanted to […]

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Yamile Saied Mendez

Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine-American, Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult author.

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