Mandy Fernandez

Mandy Fernandez has lived in Pensacola since 2009. She's originally from southeast Louisiana and has also lived in Ohio and Alabama before finding a home in this region. Mandy is the mom of two daughters (ages 13 and 9) and has been married for 19 years. She is vice president of the West Florida Literary Federation in northwest Florida and serves on the Emerald Coast Review board, a bi-annual publication that showcases regional artists and writers of Gulf Coast Alabama and Florida. Mandy is an award-winning essayist and short story writer. She is also the author of Kazoo Makes the Team, the beloved children's book about the Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseball team mascot, Kazoo. Learn more about her at

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