How often have you picked up a children’s book and found a character that looks like you, or even represents your race or skin color? Beato Goes To books actually portray the people from each country. Many of the characters Continue reading Real Characters Featured in Beato Goes To Brazil
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 Continue reading What Can Cats Teach Us?
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 Continue reading How To Write a Children’s Book
Here are some grants that give schools money to pay for author visits and buy multicultural books. Continue reading Grants That Pay for Author Visits
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 Continue reading Marketing Yourself as an Indie Author
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
If you library is looking to add ‘Beato Goes To’ books to their library but doesn’t have the resources to do so, here are some grants out there that can help. Children’s Book Project for rural and tribal libraries (application Continue reading Does Your Library Need a Free Book?