Laura Rexach OlivenciaSee published books
Laura is an author, consultant on sustainability and strategic philanthropy issues, and the founder of Editorial Destellos. She studied Finance and has a master's degree in Business Administration and a certificate in Social Impact Measurement. She combines her perspective as a Puerto Rican mother with her business experience and passion for education to help advance projects that inspire her. She lives in Bayamón, Puerto Rico with her husband and three young children. In 2018, she created Editorial Destellos and published her first book, Here Comes the Hurricane.
Dori LozadaSee published books
Dori Lozada is an artist and illustrator. She grew up in the mountains of Naranjito and since her university years has lived among the traffic and buildings of the metropolitan area of San Juan, Puerto Rico. She studied architecture and interior design at the University of Puerto Rico. After many twists and turns, life took her to where she always wanted to be: drawing cartoons. Currently, she works part-time and the rest of the day is dedicated to creating, telling stories, drinking coffee and squeezing her beloved Minga.
Gama Valle RosaSee published books
Gama Valle is a Puerto Rican writer, native of Camuy. He studied theater at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus and at The New School University in New York. His play Queishd&Dilit won the 2008 Institute of Puerto Rican Culture Playwriting Award. Gama currently lives in New York City. When he is not writing, you can find him reading, singing, taking care of his plants or playing with his dog Meta.
Haydée Zayas-RamosSee published books
Haydée Zayas-Ramos (Puerto Rico) is a writer, certified reading promoter, speaker and cultural manager. She has published a young adult novel, a children's poetry collection (awarded by the PEN Internacional de PR 2018), a novel and six story books; three for adults and three for children. She has participated in six anthologies (in Puerto Rico, the United States, India and Colombia). She collaborated with the University of Chicago with three storybooks for their STEP reading program in Spanish.
She is the founder and manager of the cultural-socio-educational project Vivo del Cuento, dedicated to promoting reading and writing, both creative and therapeutic.
Sylma García GonzálezSee published books
Sylma García González is a teacher, writer and editor. She completed her doctorate in Hispanic Studies, with a concentration in Spanish literature of the Golden Age, at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. In 2016 she was the winner of the First National Prize for Youth Literature from the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture with her novel, Consultores de Misterios. Prior to La niña que llegó del mar , she has published the young adult novels El Diario de MQ (2015), Consultores de Misterios (2016) and La herencia del tío gruñón (2018).
Yarimar Marrero RodríguezSee published books
Yarimar Marrero Rodríguez (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico; 1990). She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Puerto Rico and a master's degree in Sociology from the University of Havana, attached to the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO-Cuba). She was awarded the international essay prize Pensar a Contracorriente 2015. She obtained the international prize of the IV Caridad Pineda in memoriam Contest and several of her works have been awarded in the Literary Contest of poetry, story and essay of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. In 2017 she published the ecological children's book El mensaje de Guasá. She currently works as a writer and researcher.
Mrinali Álvarez AstacioSee published books
Mrinali Álvarez Astacio is a Puerto Rican artist who has worked as an illustrator and co-author of children's and youth stories for the past fifteen years. She has received numerous awards for his artistic work including from the Latino Book Awards, UNESCO Chapter of Puerto Rico, PEN Club of Puerto Rico, among others.
Mariela BiskaiSee published books
Mariela Biskai, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a graphic designer dedicated to animation and is recently taking her first steps as an illustrator. She has also been a professor of Graphic Design for more than 16 years at the University of Buenos Aires. Her first book, Nena, y Roberta ¿ dónde está? It was developed within the framework of the Professional Illustration Postgraduate Program at the University of Buenos Aires and addresses the topic of Alzheimer's through a playful side and proposing another possible perspective on the topic.
Ana Castillo MuñozSee published books
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ana is a journalist, writer and sexual coach; creator of the project Con el verbo en la piel, author of Corona de Flores (2021) and Al rito de Petra (2022). She studied journalism at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, and also has a diploma in Caribbean Writing from FLASCO and the Anticanon Project in the Dominican Republic.
Thaís Bermúdez and Julio PuigdorfilaSee published books
Dr. Thaís Bermúdez is a chiropractor with a practice in Puerto Rico specializing in prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care. Julio Puigdorfila is an engineer and together they are the parents of the great Paco, a Puerto Rican sato who came into their lives to fill them with laughter and adventures. Encontrando a Paco , published in 2023, is their first book together.
Georgina LázaroSee published books
Georgina Lázaro was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She studied at the Colegio de la Inmaculada, in Santurce, from the age of three until graduating from high school. She obtained a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Education from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. Her first work experience was as a Head Start Program teacher. She then taught at all levels of middle and high school for a few years. When she married, she dedicated herself to her home and taking care of her children. It was then that she began writing for them and about them.