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My Author Journey

Let's learn about my journey and all that we, authors, go through to get published.

Ana Siqueira

30 Minute Program



Authors need to work really hard and be very persistent. Some authors receive over 100 rejections.
I started writing in Brazil, where I got two books published, a long time ago. However, when I moved to the United States, an editor told me my books were weird. I quit. But I shouldn't have. Writing is tough, but writers are tougher. I will show some of my manuscripts before and after revision and talk about my journey.

About the Author

Ana Siqueira is a Spanish-language elementary teacher, an award-winning Brazilian children’s author, and a published author in the Foreign Language educational market - EL PATO QUIERE UVAS. Her forthcoming picture books include BELLA’S RECIPE FOR DISASTER/SUCCESS (Beaming Books, 2021) and IF YOUR BABYSITTER IS A BRUJA/ CUANDO TU NIÑERA ES UNA BRUJA (SimonKids,2022), and other books that can’t be announced yet. Ana is a member of SCBWI, Las Musas Books, and co-founder of LatinxPitch. Besides writing, Ana loves to read, teach, and play with her Cuban-Brazilian-American grandchildren.

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