Rachel Montez Minor
Rachel Montez Minor enjoyed a twenty-year career as a dancer, singer, and actress on Broadway and in TV and film, and now focuses on her second act as a writer, artist, mystic, mother, yoga teacher, and meditation practitioner. Highlights of her career as a performer include The Producers on Broadway, the movie musicals Rent and The Producers, and TV shows such as Mistresses, Nip/Tuck, Brothers and Sisters, Without a Trace, The Mentalist, Key and Peele, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Rachel has performed at such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and Royal Albert Hall. She has been a devoted yoga and meditation practitioner for 24 years and a certified yoga teacher for 14 years. Rachel resides in California with her beloved husband, musical director/producer/composer Rickey Minor, and their daughter, Brodie Nakia. Her debut picture book, The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, was published in Fall 2021 by Crown BFYR. You can learn more at rachelmontezminor.com.Read More +
Mariyah Rahman is a background painter and children’s book illustrator, born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. She has a BFA in illustration from ArtCenter College of Design, specializing in entertainment arts. Clients include Titmouse Animation, Nix Hydra, Heinemann Publishing, and Simon & Schuster. Her inspirations include literature, fantasy, and folklore, and she spends most of her free time reading, baking, and rolling around with her cats and dogs. Mariyah's first debut picture book, Plátanos Are Love, will be published in Spring 2023 by Simon & Schuster.