You may remember seeing the name ‘Alexandra Abagiu’ on the cover of all Beato Goes To books. Alexandra is the illustrator responsible for drawing the images based on my travels and bringing the children’s books to life. Alexandra is also Continue reading Overcoming Hearing Impairment and Becoming an Illustrator
Did you know that ‘Beato Goes To’ books have a young, energetic and diverse team behind them? We are all-female author and illustrators in our 20’s and 30’s. This happened totally by chance. When I searched for an illustrator for Continue reading Meet Beato Goes To Illustrators
My 4th book, Beato Goes To Japan just released in June 2018! This book required years of research, where I traveled to the country three times, exploring some of the small towns and the unique cultural etiquettes. There is always Continue reading Secrets Behind Beato Goes To Japan
When I received an invitation from the US Embassy in Romania to attend International BookFest 2018 or Salonul Internațional de Carte, I was super excited! Not only was I picked as one of the four honorary authors to represent the Continue reading We Were at Bucharest BookFest 2018
You may have noticed that every Beato Goes To book begins with a conversation between Ruso (the dog) and Beato (the cat). Ruso is Beato’s elder and “wiser” brother who offers him advise and disciplines him when needed. He knows Continue reading Ruso – The Wise One
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
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
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?