PHOTO by Carmela Dutra
What drew you to writing for children and tell us about your children's books?
I originally started writing children’s stories as something fun for my niece and nephew. I never had any plans of my work going public; that was just a happy side effect of sharing my stories. Now, I keep writing because not only do I enjoy the creative aspect of it, but seeing how much the students I visit enjoy them is a huge motivating factor to keep plugging along.
I have two series, so I will include both.
The Adventures of Lorenzo the Bear is a fun action packed read that will delight both boys and girls, young or old. Focusing on friendship, bravery, helping those in need, and looking for the good in others. Filled with vintage style illustrations, Lorenzo the Bear is sure to captivate readers everywhere!
Use your imagination and take a walk on the moon side of things with Little Katie and Smudge!
Discover why satellites are so important, explore information about spacesuits, imagine flying in a rocket ship, uncover facts about landing on the moon, learn about who landed on the moon first, and much more!
Photos by Carmela
Carmela and baby at work!