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.
Early childhood reading is taken too lightly in our country. Research shows that third grade reading scores often predict a child’s future success, and even prison convictions.
Beato Goes To books actually portray the people from each country. Many of the characters in the book – including my real cat Beato – are people who I actually met during my travels.
Today is International Cat Day! The day, created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare is a celebration that takes place on 8 August each year to raise awareness for our feline friends and learn about ways to help and protect them. Cats have been documented human companions for over 4,000 years, with the earliest […]
Over the past few years, I have been asked this question a lot. Honestly, till I started writing ‘Beato Goes To’ books, I wanted to ask this question to every children’s book author I had met. So, what is involved in writing a children’s book? How long does it take? Is it easy to do? […]
Here are some grants that give schools money to pay for author visits and buy multicultural books.
There are pros and cons of being a ‘traditionally published’ vs ‘self published’ author. I won’t go into the discussion of working with publishers and agents, owning rights to your contact, royalties, etc. What I would like to tell you is how to ‘market’ your books. As a self-published indie author, I am my own […]
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 a young Romanian girl who has been deaf since birth and does not speak, yet […]
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.
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 country fostering US-Romania relations at this esteemed book event, I would also get a chance […]