Founder and president Miriam Fabiancic began her career as a children’s book editor at Scholastic in the early 1990s, where she also managed Club de Lectura (currently Club Leo), the first Spanish children’s book club in the United States. She specialized in the acquisition of reprint rights for books from foreign publishers.

In 2008 Miriam was named Editor-in-Chief of Club Mosaico, a distributor of Spanish books in the U.S. There, Miriam curated more than 50 catalogs featuring fiction and nonfiction from across the Spanish-speaking world. She commissioned and oversaw the publication of many award-winning titles, introduced new authors to the U.S. market and acquired the best books from domestic and foreign publishers. Miriam has interviewed such distinguished figures as Isabel Allende, Javier Sierra, María Celeste Arrarás, Daisy Martínez, Mariela Dabbah and Jorge Ramos, among others.

She’s a frequent contributor on “NotiMujer” on CNN en Español and other media.

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Currently she lives in Caracas and New York City. She has also lived in her native Mendoza and in Santo Domingo.

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Professional Associates

Based in Toronto, Canada, Karelia Báez Sánchez has more than a decade of experience as an English-to-Spanish translator, proofreader and reviser for corporate and individual clients as well as Spanish-language publications in North America. She is equally at ease translating fiction and nonfiction, such as technical, financial, medical and legal texts. A member of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO) since 2008, she is also certified by the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (CTTIC).

Her work includes:
The Estefan Kitchen (La cocina de los Estefan), Gloria and Emilio Estefan, 2008 Latino Book Award, 2010
The Rhythm of Success (Ritmo al éxito), Emilio Estefan, 2010
A Farewell to Featherwagons (Adiós a los cocheplumas), Beckie Jas, 2011
A Moment for Prayer (Pequeñas plegarias), Patricia Mitchell, 2011

Karelia is also fluent in Russian, having graduated with a M.Sc. in Computer Science from St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics in 1991.

Grace Maher is a graphic and digital designer, specializing in publishing and direct response advertising. Born in New York City, Grace graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a B.F.A. degree in Media Arts. With a career spanning three decades, she has worked in advertising, packaging and publishing design. Grace spent over fifteen years at Doubleday Direct (now known as Direct Brands) as an art director and creative director. She has successfully freelanced for the past ten years as a print and digital designer. Grace has been a judge for the Direct Marketing Association’s annual Echo Awards and shared a Latino Book Award in 2010.

Cynthia Maloney has advanced degrees in French literature and French linguistics from the University of Strasbourg in France. She worked first for Hachette in their New York office and then for Feffer & Simons managing export sales for many American publishers in Europe and the U.K. After moving to Scholastic to help set up a book club joint venture in France, she spent the largest part of her career with Scholastic Book Clubs. There she developed a passion for and in-depth knowledge of children’s books. She became the book club marketing director and later also directed Spanish publishing at Scholastic. She directed Club de Lectura (which became Club Leo), the Spanish/English Book Club, from its launch. Cynthia regularly attended international book fairs in Spain and Mexico and worked with Spanish and Latin American publishers and packagers to find or create appropriate books and other products for the club catalogs. Since retiring, she continues to do freelance translations of business documents into French or English and of Spanish book projects into English. She is also a freelance editor and proofreader in English for authors and nonprofits.
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Over her long and diverse career, bilingual (Spanish-English) writer and editor Mercedes M. Pérez has worked as a financial reporter, medical editor, book production manager, English professor, staff writer for People en Español and promotional copywriter for Book-of-the-Month Club, where she was the sole writer and senior translator for Mosaico Book Club. She holds a master’s degree in English literature and a writing award from the American Society of Business Press Editors.

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