Mindy Marqués joined Simon & Schuster in 2020 a 34-year career as a journalist. Among the books she has published are: New York Times bestsellers Our Hidden Conversations by award-winning journalist Michele Norris and Dinners with Ruth by NPR legal correspondent Nina Totenberg, as well as Give Me Liberty by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David E. Hoffman and; Homegrown by New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Toobin. Upcoming titles include Are You Prepared for the Storm of Love Making? by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler and Rebel Rising, a memoir by Australian actress Rebel Wilson.
Prior to book publishing, Marqués was publisher and executive editor of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald. During her tenure, the Miami Herald received two Pulitzer Prizes and was a finalist four times. Award-winning work included the nationally acclaimed investigation into millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his cohorts. Marqués received the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year award in 2019 and is a former member of the Pulitzer Prize Board.
Marqués also was the Miami bureau chief for PEOPLE magazine, overseeing coverage in the southeastern U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America.
Mindy is acquiring general nonfiction and select literary fiction. She is drawn to narrative nonfiction and immersive journalism books that examine the more complex issues of our time, be it politics, culture, social justice or the natural world. She is also interested in memoir, autobiography/biography and history that illuminates the present through the prism of the past. A native New Yorker and first-generation Cuban-American, Mindy lives in South Florida with her husband and two children.