Ana Veciana-Suarez is a syndicated columnist for The Miami Herald and author of several books, including the young adult novel, Flight to Freedom. She also has written a collection of essays, Birthday Parties in Heaven: Thoughts on Life, Love, Grief, and Other Matters of the Heart. A previous book, The Chin Kiss King was nominated for the prestigious IMPAC Award, an international competition in Dublin. Two nonfiction books about the Hispanic media were published by the The Media Institute, a think tank in Washington D.C. 

Her commentary has been included in several anthologies, and it has appeared in Readers Digest, O Magazine, Woman's Day, The Washington Post Magazine, Parenting, and Latina. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of South Florida, she has worked at The Miami News and The Palm Beach Post as education reporter, features writer, projects writer, and editor.

As a journalist, Ana has received several awards for her commentary and feature writing. She also has won a $5,000 Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the state of Florida for fiction writing. Ana immigrated to Miami at the age of six and lives there with her husband, David Freundlich. She has five children who have taught her immeasurable humility.
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