Frequently, during my interviews and talks, I asked this question a lot, “What did you enjoy reading when you were a kid?” so I thought I’d write a post about it. I have been an avid reader ever since I Continue reading My Favorite Books from Childhood
As you know, every ‘Beato Goes To’ book is based on real-life events and characters. I have traveled to Indonesia twice and have fallen in love with it’s peaceful atmosphere, natural beauty and humble people. I have also taken groups Continue reading Who is Putu?
What is your oldest memory of holding a book and beaming with imagination? Perhaps it was a fairy tale your grandma read to you, or you flipped through a picture book and got lost in it’s colorful imaginative characters? For Continue reading Why Kids of All Ages Should Read Picture Books
If you are a parent, you may have received a note from school announcing there will be a book signing, author visit or book expo. Kids are often excited about it and parents also come to learn of interesting authors Continue reading How Schools Can Benefit From Author Visits
I first heard about the Bali Children’s Project (BCP) when I was planning a Go Eat Give cultural tour to Bali a few years ago. I was looking for a local organization where our group can volunteer and give back to the Continue reading About the Bali Children’s Project
What do you see in a typical children’s book library? Books organized by different genre, reading levels, categories and grades? Have you found a section on “diversity” that has been particularly interesting? Before I started writing Beato Goes To series Continue reading Is Your Library Truly Diverse?
Beato Goes To series of children’s books are based on a real-life cat, Beato. Here’s a little bit about Beato… Adopted Kitty With No Identity In January 2010, I was browsing through websites, local newspapers and pet adoption sites, looking Continue reading Who is Beato?
Friend and fans have asked me, “How did you pick Israel for your second book? Why not India?” That is a great question that I have asked myself. I have lived in USA and India, traveled to 67 countries, I am Continue reading Why A Book on Israel?
A big sigh of relief! My third book – Beato Goes To Indonesia is off to the printer. It took over 6 months to get it ready and it will be another 3 months before it hits bookshelves. How did Continue reading So You Want to be an Author?
A lot of people ask me, “What was your inspiration behind Beato Goes To Greenland” and “Why was your first book based in Greenland?” You will notice that the main character in the book is a girl named Ina. She Continue reading Behind The Scenes of Beato Goes To Greenland