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Monique Maldonado is the CEO at Maldina Publishing, LLC and the author of The Looking List. She's also been the Marketing Director at Latin Rhythms Academy of Dance & Performance for seven years. Her passion for writing and journaling at a young age led her to pursue a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She then decided to continue her studies in the Arts and attended DePaul University and earned her Master's in New Media Studies. 


The writing of a children's book developed from the idea of sharing some of her life's obsessions (planning & organization) and teaching valuable life skills to children. If there is one thing she has learned since becoming a mother herself, teaching children the way of the world is hard. Her mission is to create fun and colorful stories that parents can utilize as a fun parenting hack. 


Monique is the wife of a rock star artist and the mother of two children. But she has also been a blogger, law school academic counselor, professional competitive Latin dancer & instructor, and a beauty pageant winner. When Monique isn't marketing or writing, you can find her crafting, at book club, running board meetings, watching movies, or planning her next party theme. 

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