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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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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, 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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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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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

I should be revising my MG. I should’ve gone for a run today. I should’ve maybe gotten up two hours before the kids to get a solid block of writing time done and start the day feeling like I’d slain a dragon.  What I should really do is silence the nagging voice in the back […]

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Monday, 18 August 2014

I’m still recovering after the World Cup final. What an amazing adventure Brazil was! It gave us James Rodriguez and his dance moves. And his goals: Mascherano and his Braveheart like talk to Chiquito Romero His hug with Messi when we qualified for the final Messi’s happy tears  And his tears of sadness even when […]

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Valentine’s Day is just one day away, and what better way to celebrate than with books?  Everything is better when you celebrate with books, especially if the book is beautiful, magical, timeless love story.If you’re a guy, and you just groaned and reached to close this post, please, don’t. Even Star Wars is a love […]

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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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