Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Featured Illustrator: Mace Cespedes

Growing up in Colombia, Marcela (Mace) has always been a huge bookworm with an adventurous spirit. Today she is a children’s books illustrator in Southern California after completing an MFA in illustration. She worked in advertising as an Art Director in Colombia before memories of her childhood reminded her how much she just wanted to create her own stories. Her journey has taken her to illustrate wonderful worlds for clients such as Nickelodeon and Disney. Currently, she’s working on her own stories and looking forward to the next adventure.

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