Zara González Hoang grew up in a little bungalow in the frozen tundra of Minnesota. Surrounded by snow she spent her days dreaming, doodling and listening to the colorful stories of her Dad’s life growing up in Puerto Rico while trying to figure out where she fit in as a Puerto Rican Jew in a sea of Scandinavians. (She’s still figuring that out.)

These days, she lives outside of DC in a magical suburban forest with her Mad Man husband, human-shaped demons and curly coated corgi. She still spends her days dreaming and doodling, but now instead of listening to stories, she’s starting to tell some of her own.

Zara is represented by Andrea Morrison at Writers House

Published Books
A New Kind of Wild, by me! (Dial Books For Young Readers, Spring 2020)
Thread of Love, by Kabir Sehgal & Surishtha Sehgal (Beach Lane Books, Fall 2018)

Upcoming Books
Mi Casa is My Home, by Laurenne Sala, (Candlewick Press, Fall 2021)
Measuring A Year, by Linda Elovitz Marshall (Abrams Appleseed, Fall 2022)
Pa, Me and Our Sidewalk Pantry, by Toni Buzzeo (Abrams, Spring 2023)
Gato Guapo, by Anika Aldamuy Denise (HarperCollins, Winter 2023)

New Work Requests
For publishing: Andrea Morrison

For all other requests, contact Zara:

Selected Clients

Beach Lane Books / Simon & Schuster, Dial Books / Penguin Randomhouse, Candlewick, Cheerios, General Mills, CLIF Bar, People for Bikes, Duck Duck Moose

Zara González Hoang, author of A New Kind of Wild
Illustrator Spotlight: Illustrator Zara González Hoang
The Multiracial Family Man Podcast Ep. 128
Kidlit Artists: How to get work done while raising kids
Bird Meets Worm interviews Zara Gonzalez Hoang

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