Nydia Armendia-Sánchez


Nydia Armendia-Sánchez is a California-based picture book author. Of Guatemalan and Basque roots, she highlights diversity in all her creative endeavors. As a 2020 Walter Grant finalist and #LatinxPitch co-founder, Nydia hopes to grow the Latinx children’s book market, one libro at a time. She majored in Spanish at Pitzer College and also has a degree in window dressing from her time spent abroad in Spain. Nydia is an artist and enjoys crafting, painting, and digital art. When she isn’t writing or creating, she is outdoors gardening or playing with her kids. Her two highly imaginative children and her husband are her number one fans. Nydia (she/her) is repped by Lori Steel.


Fun Fact: Nydia was a spice guru for several years. She created her own line of handcrafted spice blends popping up in shops all over California.