Maya & Filippo – Finalist in International Book Awards

Maya & Filippo – Finalist in International Book Awards

I am proud to announce that I just got to the finals of the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards and two of my Maya & Filippo books became finalists in eight categories! Maya & Filippo Look for Whales became a finalist in the following categories: Children – Animals Children – General Children – Grade K-3rd Children […]

Meet Nerissa Montie

Meet Nerissa Montie

Born and bred in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, Nerissa Montie (one of the creators of Sammi-Zowa) has always had a love of the written and spoken word. With a librarian grandmother, a bibliophile mother and countless wonderful storytellers in her early life, she spent many hours delving into books on countless subjects from Early Japan to the […]

Meet Illustrator Simon Todd

Meet Illustrator Simon Todd

Born in Lancashire, England, Simon Todd studied Sculpture at Winchester School of Art, and for the next 25 years divided his time between producing public and private sculptures in wood or stone, and teaching art. Throughout this time Simon continued to be fascinated by themes of folklore, fantasy and mythology. These interests were reflected in […]

Meet Ernie the Barbarian – Gamer & Author

Meet Ernie the Barbarian – Gamer & Author

Ernie the Barbarian – or Ernest Gary Gygax Jr. – has been a gamer nearly as long as he lived. He literally cut his first tooth on an Avalon Hill Panzer division, and went on from there to play many games, from board games to miniatures war games to, ultimately, role-playing games with his father […]

Introducing Actor and New Children’s Author Paul Carafotes

Introducing Actor and New Children’s Author Paul Carafotes

Let me introduce Paul Carafotes – an award winning, actor/writer/director who is now also a children’s author. Paul has appeared in many films and television productions but his most recent accomplishment is the publication of  Charlie Bubbles - the story of a little boy named Charlie. His magical adventure begins when he discovers he can blow large bubbles! […]

Maya & Filippo received Mom’s Choice Award!

Maya & Filippo received Mom’s Choice Award!

I am excited to announce that the Maya & Filippo series received the Mom’s Choice Award! It’s been months since I submitted the books and I’ve been waiting with great anticipation for this news. And here we have it! Get yourself an award-winning children’s book, if you haven’t yet :) Here’s more about the awards: […]

Children’s Best-seller for Under $1

Children’s Best-seller for Under $1

Maya & Filippo Make Friends in Auckland is only 0.99$ for the next 5 days! Grab this offer and start exploring Maya & Filippo’s world. This is the first book of Maya & Filippo’s series and it makes me nostalgic to think about it. Why Auckland?  Over three years ago I quit my corporate job and […]

Trending Children’s Books – Maya & Filippo

Trending Children’s Books – Maya & Filippo

I finally did it. After months of growing my email list, I reached 1000 subscribers and decided that I have enough content to issue my first newsletter. I proudly cover my NINE Maya & Filippo books and offer an opportunity to win a Kindle.   I did this via mailchimp and am now tracking the results, which I […]

Maya & Filippo Talk Business in Seattle

Maya & Filippo Talk Business in Seattle

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am proud to announce that our final book of the Maya & Filippo Alaskan collection has just been released. It’s entitled Maya & Filippo Talk Business in Seattle and you can get your copy here. It received five stars from Readers’ Favorite along with the following review: Maya & Filippo Talk Business in Seattle is […]

Printed in the USA

Printed in the USA

How can non-US authors live the American dream and get their books printed in the USA? All it takes is a little paperwork. In this advanced age of the internet, borders are only mental, at least as far as publishing is concerned. Anyone can have their books printed in the USA and all that is required […]