Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator in Florida

Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator in Florida

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Maritza Martinez Mejia a bilingual substitute teacher born in Colombia lives in Florida with her husband and their two teenagers. She graduated from Universidad Mayor de Cundinamarca in Commerce and Foreign Language and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities with a Certificate in Women's Studies from Florida Atlantic University. For her active participation and service to the community, she is the recipient of the "Crystal Apple Award 2006."

Maritza published her memoir "Hazel Eyes" in 2010 translated into Spanish in 2015. She is working on a Bilingual Children Books Collection called "Lessons for Living." She published 'Vanilla and Chocolate/Vainilla y Chocolate" (2012) and "Grandma's Treasure/El Tesoro de la Abuela" (2014). The books received a Five Stars Reader's Favorites Reviews. Her first bilingual poetry book “Poems, Thoughts and More" (2015) by WRB Publishing won the Virtue Christian Book Award 2015 and one poem won the FAU Treasure Coast Poetry Contest Spring 2010.

Maritza has translated into Spanish 'Temporary Permanence" by Yashi Nozawa, "The Legend of the Colombian Mermaid" by Janet Balletta, and her memoir Hazel Eyes as “Ojos Avellana.” This last book received the Latino Book Awards for BEST translation English to Spanish and BEST E-Book 2016.

Maritza writes to inspire others to be good.


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