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Illustrated by Cassidy N. Bodnar
What is that loud noise coming from behind the door to the next room? Is it an elephant? Or, maybe twenty wolves? Or something else? This bilingual book is a fun way to solve a mystery, count to twenty and learn words for wild animals.
¿Qué es ese ruido fuerte que viene de detrás de la puerta del otro cuarto? ¿Es un elefante? ¿O, tal vez veinte lobos? ¿O algo más? Este libro bilingüe es una forma divertida de resolver un misterio, contar hasta veinte y aprender palabras para los animales salvajes.
To reduce negativity in the world, it is vital to devote time to the positive.
Holidays. Special Days. Momentous Events. Personal Triumphs.
All are worthy of being celebrated.
This collection focuses on all of the above.
The style of each piece is as varied as the contributors and includes:
Poetry, Essays, Stories, and Articles. Start at the beginning and read in order. ~ OR ~ Open the book to any random page. There is something here for everyone.
Bilingual picture book:
Winner of "Best Children's Book" The Author Zone TAZ Awards, 2020
Isabella knows her own mind and isn't concerned with doing what everyone else does. A true "mighty girl" story, written in both English and Spanish.
It’s the first big snow of winter and Isabella can’t wait to play outside with her brother. Find out how she fixes some of her unexpected problems.
Es la primera nevada del invierno e Isabella no puede esperar para jugar afuera con su hermano. Averigüe como ella consigue soluciones para unos problemas no esperados.
Illustrated by Cassidy N. Bodnar
My poetry book, Raw & Unfinished was published in March 2018 and received an award at the 2018 The Author Zone Book Awards. This collection of some of my award winning poetry combines with other published and fresh poems.
Life’s journey begins before we are born and continues after we are gone. Here are words of past, words of future, words of dreams. Like me, the words on these pages are Raw and Unfinished.
My book, And My Mother Cried / Y Mi Mamá Lloró was published in August 2017.
It was named "Best Children's Book of 2017" at The Author Zone Book Awards.
This bilingual (English/Spanish) is based on true events. Anyone who has made a "far away" move can relate to the experiences of the story. The illustrations by Michelle Bowden Dobi truly bring the words to life.
Prompted, Prodded, Published: How Writing Prompts Can Help All Writers was published in April 2017. This hybrid book is part writer's guide and part anthology of examples of how writers of all levels can use prompts. It won an award at The Author Zone Book Awards 2017.
NOW BOOKING EVENTS
Contact me to schedule Book Signings, Workshops, Retreats, Open Mic Readings & Presentations and other events.
Frequent visitors will benefit from helpful hints, exercises, and writing prompts which will enable you to avoid writer's slump.
Mid June through September (Some Saturdays)
Fresh Marketplace at New Wilmington Center
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My books will also be available via a "Virtual Table" affiliated with the Market;
October 10 PennWriters Area 1 Roadtrip Conference
Workshop Instructor: - 2 Workshops
(TBA - depending on social distancing circumstances at the time)
Experience: B.A. in communications and writing from Westminster College. I lead and attend various writing groups in the Pittsburgh area and online and also host writing retreats and other events. I am also a freelance bilingual writer, translator, and editor.
Award winning body of work includes: poetry, short stories, bilingual (English/Spanish) children’s stories, fantasy, fiction, creative nonfiction, and writing guides.
I have programs available for Writing Groups, Libraries, Bookstores, Bilingual (English/Spanish) Interest Groups, Senior Living Communities, Schools, and Other Groups.
Travel Area: Approximately 200 mile radius from Pittsburgh
Willing to travel farther, if over 250, would need travel expenses paid.
Writing for Children
more by request