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?
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?