After having lived in many different regions of France and abroad, working in technical and commercial publishing as well as in tourism, Madeleine settled down a few years ago in the North of France to work as a full-time translator. Her passion for languages has always led her to travel to discover places and people, and even to recently start learning Italian. A real bookworm, she also adores reading aloud to her nephew, aged 6. Thanks to family roots in Scotland, she's lucky to be able to read books in English and in French.
After a successful career as a radio personality, Josh Brandon ventured out on his own and now records voiceovers for video games, commercials, animated projects, films, and television programs. He is an actor with several TV and film credits. Josh is also a masters-level Licensed English, Speech Communication, and Government teacher! More than anything, though, Josh loves reading to children and bringing characters to life through voice-acting. Whether reading his children stories before bed or volunteering at the local library, reading children's stories offers Josh the ability to live the dream - have FUN at work! Josh currently writes several blogs on his website, JoshBrandonMedia.com, including the "Happy Hubby Homemaker", which chronicles his journey from career professional to work-from-home husband, dad, and entrepreneur.
Marilisa Bragazzi started out her career as web and graphic designer, then later worked exclusively for children publishers. Currently, her attention is dedicated to creating graphic suites for weddings and planning events. Graphics and creativity are her passions! Marco Bragazzi has been a high school teacher since 2012. Teaching is a passion for him because teaching young people today means he is teaching the adults of tomorrow. Marco also teaches jujitsu. His motto, both on and off the mat is: “Use your mind, not your strength.” Marilisa and Marco are sister and brother who have shared this experience as writers for children. They enjoyed joining their very different knowledge bases and their very similar passions for reading.
Navigating the world through the lens of a mother, storyteller, musician and traveler, Kali Blunt focuses on stories that celebrate diversity, joy, and the vast Australian landscape. With a background in education and professional songwriting, Kali now works to create meaningful content as a digital marketing specialist for a broad range of national and global clients.
Hisham started his career in radio and music recording before making the transition to film and TV in 2010, when he was hired on Alzheimer's (2010) as a sound effects recordist. Since then, Hisham has worked in a wide variety of creative capacities within the sound department in over films and TV series. Hisham has been on staff as a sound designer and mixer at Radio One for media production mixing many TV commercials and radio productions beside TV series like Sister Teresa (2012), till Compulsory Choice (2017) he worked as a freelance sound designer in many films like Helm Aziz (2012), Al Makida (2014), 72+2 (2016), Our Dream Christmas (2017), When It Comes Around (2018), Bronx SIU (2018) ladies of the law (2018), Hisham believes in continuing work of turning sound into an art form and not simply a series of technical processes.
An avid reader, Miriam developed a fascination for storytelling at an early age. Her bilingual upbringing and years spent living abroad fostered her interest in foreign cultures. She currently lives in Germany, where she works as a freelance writer and translator.
It’s no secret that Camila’s always been a bookworm and an amateur anthropologist, constantly trying to wrap her mind around whatever culture that happens to surround her at that given time. Owing to her curiosity, she has found herself immersed in diverse civilizations, ranging from the Angkor Empire, pasta-loving Companion to modern-day Aztecs, from which she draws inspiration for her stories. Translator, teacher, yogi, softball enthusiast and aspiring explorer, Camila is passionate about traveling and discovering new worlds. The world of music is so far one of her favorites. So is the world of nature. But for her, the most enthralling world of all will always be the world of story-telling, with its winding paths and endless possibilities, with ancient creatures that lurk in the deep mountains and nimble dryads that keep vigil over the woods.
Andrea Barragán is a journalist from Spain who actually is working as a freelance content writer. Her passion is travelling and she tries to combine it with her work as much as she can. She has been living in United Kingdom, Georgia and Colombia and she likes to share her experiences in her blog. She is always looking for new adventures and horizons.
Mathilde Armand is a French author who worked as an advertising copywriter then journalist before choosing to write stories for kids.
Even if witches, fairies and other monsters are her favorite topics, she likes speaking about daily life as well. You can follow Mathilde’s work on her youtube channel which gathers more than 9000 subscribers and 13 millions of views...
Growing up in rural northwest New Jersey, Weston Anderson has loved stories for years, and he decided he wanted to make some of his own. He graduated from Centenary University in Hackettstown, New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in creative writing in. When not at work, he loves to spend time with friends or immerse himself in stories and let his creativity generate new ideas for future works.
Sara Bormolini was born in Como, Italy and spent her childhood between her hometown and the Alps of Livigno. Being on the move gave her a passion for travelling and a taste for new places and cultures. She’s studied in Milan, Birmingham, and Venice, and has been living in the UK after completing her master’s degree in Children’s Literature at Cambridge. Cat lover and picture book enthusiast, Sara now lives in Oxford, where she enjoys the local eateries, the theatre scene, and long hours playing board games. She is a member of the Society of Young Publishers, and she has been working as a children’s literature editor at TRP since 2014.
“Translation is the other side of a tapestry.”- Cervantes
I live in a beautiful Spanish city on the Costa Blanca, surrounded by sunlight, sea breeze and tourists. Speaking English is almost mandatory but my love for this language goes much further. English has given me the opportunity to learn new things and translations made come out that little artist we all have inside.
K.C Murphy has always had an extremely vivid imagination and finds story ideas popping in her head at the most inopportune moment, like 1am! Writing in rhyme is a firm favorite with K.C and she reckons she was rhyming before she could talk properly. She lives in the beautiful city of Plymouth in the United Kingdom with her husband, their little dog and 17-year-old chinchilla. Her inspiration for story writing comes from everyday life and seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary. She volunteers at a local school where she helps children to improve their reading skills, firmly believing that every child deserves to be able to read and enjoy the magic of books.
Elaine has loved hearing and acting out stories since she was little. She struggled with reading in school, but could always be engaged in an audio books, which helped her to develop her love for books, and enabled her to achieve a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theater. As a mother and a professional voice talent, bringing stories to little listeners is a treasure in her full life. In addition to singing, performing live theater, and continuously learning, she also loves hanging out with her family, dog, and cats in her Northern IL home.
Marcello Caruso was born and raised in South-Africa. His Father Italian and his mother South-African, needless to say growing-up was a cultural adventure. In 2014 he moved to Florence, Italy to commence his studies at the Florence academy of fine arts, majoring in printmaking. Having been made aware of art’s ability to communicate indiscriminately across all age groups and cultures, he passionately pursues it. He is currently doing his masters in Illustration and aims to pursue a career in teaching and/or practicing illustration.
Alessandra Alesi is from Sicily, Italy. When she was a child, she spent her afternoons reading comics and books. She enjoyed imaging the wonderful fictional lives of March sisters from Little Women and the mysteries of Burnett’s secret garden from The Secret Garden. She also loved (and still loves) Gianni Rodari and Bianca Pitzorno, two Italian children’s authors. Inspired by their stories, Alessandra started writing short stories and little funny rhyming poems, and her primary school teachers encouraged her writing and imagination.
Alessandra attended Liceo Classico high school, where she studied Latin, Ancient Greek and literature. She learned more about styles, history, and grammar, and obtained a starting point to realize her dream of becoming a writer. After a degree in foreign language (English, Spanish, and Chinese) Alessandra obtained her PhD; by writing a doctoral dissertation about the use of comics book to teach foreign languages and to improve communicative skills. She thinks that, in every kind of learning, a spoonful of fun is necessary.
Now Alessandra is a middle school English teacher in Palermo, her hometown. The sea, the atmosphere, and the rich history of Palermo give Alessandra the right nourishment for her mind. She loves cats, cooking, Walt Disney works, Japanese mangas and everything that gives her ideas and stimulates her imagination. She still writes tales for children, and she has several notebooks full of ideas for more!
Loving to learn another language was her dream since she was at school. Sara insisted to become a translator and finally she has been graduated this year (2018) from Al-azhar University, Faculty of Literature and simultaneous interpretation, English department. Although being a fresh graduated, she has three year of experience in translation as she has been working in this field since she was a sophomore. She preferred to be freelancer as this lets her to deal with people all over the world and to know more about the other cultures.
Pilar has always loved children. When she was a teenager, she earned her first pocket money looking after three of them and learned her first English words as a babysitter, in England. Since then she has been linked to childhood in many ways: as a shop assistant in a children’s bookshop, as a translator, as a writer and, of course, as a mother. She really loves writing for kids: stories, recipes, games… and also texts about animals, science or history always using simple words while providing verified and accurate information.
Her other professional passion is research. She is originally from Spain but freelancing has given her the chance to spend long periods of time in other countries such as France, England or USA, working on her translations and doing historical research in some of the most important libraries and archives of the world. Traveling has given her the great opportunity to meet children of different cultures, learn new languages and stay open minded.
I'm an illustrator and painter that lives by the Atlantic Coast, in Argentina, where I studied Visual Arts and got a degree in Professional Illustration at School of Visual Arts Martín A. Malharro. I love working with mixed and traditional techniques like watercolor painting, but I really enjoy digital painting as well. In my illustrations the magic and the nature are always present and love working on children's stories and concepts arts. I'm working as a freelancer illustrator since 2016 and currently studying for being an educator of Arts in middle school, it's really great to give the chance that I had, to young people to express and value themself.
Self-taught illustrator, Bethany Ann, began illustrating her favourite stories when she was a child living with her family in Devon. In her early twenties she began showcasing her work on social media and digital portfolios. You can support her on Artstation and Instagram where she showcases her imaginative illustrations and concept arts for all ages.
“I'm born and living in Kiev, Ukraine. I have always loved colorful and interesting illustrations in children's books. Since childhood, I like to draw funny plots. And after some practice, as a professional artist and illustrator began to illustrate children's books since 2016. My daughter loves to watch when I work on the next book, and looking at my illustrations draws her version of this story. Sometimes I use some of her ideas”
“I’m Davor Dramikanin and I’m an addicted books and comics collector from Skopje, Macedonia. I’m glad that I was able to work on books, covers, magazines and all the other design stuff through these last 15 years so my work was really a pleasure. As a father of two curious daughters, I always test the books with the right target and wait for their response to see if everything works well in the books for the youngsters. My free time is for fun and games (big fan of Magic the Gathering), sometimes I try to find time for writing comics and a lot of reading.”
Rosemary is from Southeast England, and from a very young age has always loved to read and create stories with fantastical characters. After spending a couple of years teaching, she received her Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Lincoln, and was then promptly whisked away by her Texan husband to the Lone Star State where they currently live. They have two glorious children who Rosemary hopes will grow up to enjoy her stories and maybe even create some of their own.
A former teacher, Rusty Fischer is the author of several books for children, including The Littlest Werewolf’s Story and The Littlest Witch’s Story, both part of the Story Time for Little Monsters Series (Looking Glass Library, 2014). When he’s not writing about Halloween or little monsters, you’re likely to find him bussing tables or running food at the family restaurant!
Irina grew up in a small Siberian town in Russia. At the age of four she learned her first English words and fell in love with the English language. At school she was the best student in her English class and decided to enter the Linguistic University to study it further. After graduating from the University with Honors, she taught English to kids in Japan and South Korea. It was a wonderful experience. Irina also got the chance to learn some Japanese and Korean. After that she moved to Canada and then to the US where she’s been living now with her husband and her two kids.
In 2012 she changed her career path by becoming a freelance translator. She loves her job and the freedom and flexibility that it gives her. Irina also likes travelling, reading and mountain skiing.
“This is Lisa from indonesia. My major was graphic design. but because i likes to try various types of work and i do like them, now I work as tenant relation building during the day and a freelance designer. With these two routines, i enjoy my life to help people and hope make them smile. I like to read anything especially comic and classic fairytale book. I can’t leave without my sketchbook, i love to dream and i paint whatever interests me such as my family, my lovely dog and scenery”
Valerie has always loved reading and as a teenager wrote her first novel for a writing contest. When in college, she won a prize for a short story she had written. She continued writing in university where she studies literature and language. Now bilingual French and English, she put her love of writing and languages to work as a translator, and proofreader. She spent a few years working with students in French Immersion and discovered a need for good stories using vocabulary appropriate for learners of a second language, which started her on the road of children stories. Her 9 years old son is her first reader and critic.
Growing up in Tianjin (a coastal city in China) is not a fun experience for a child. It’s hard to have any activities outdoors there. Throughout my teenage years, I was always stayed at home and read books. I still remember the first time when I received a whole set of children’s story books. Those stories from different countries and regions inspired me by showing me how cultural diversity of the world is. If there was one consistent thing that reading offered me, it was the reinforcement about how big the world is.
Miguel writing compulsion is as old as his first children and fantasy books reads. Since his childhood he spends his hour before bed traveling through books and parallel worlds. He reads whatever appears to his eyes, writes about magic and children adventures, and works as an aeronautical engineer in Portugal. You can also find his surreal and fantastic short-stories at literary blogs and magazines.
Being a daughter of the working mom, I always felt like reading is the way of spending a quality time together. Listening to those stories made me love books before I could read and later on I never left reading.
Born in Ukraine, I lived and studied in several cities, travelled a lot around the world, and ended up in Turkey where got married and became a mother of an adorable little girl. As a parent raising bilingual child I encourage interest in books by all means. Power of choosing first books for our children is a privilege and an amazing opportunity to introduce the right values.
As a writer I underline importance of kindness, creativity, open mindedness, tolerant attitudes, and respect in building better, stronger, and happier society.
I live in Ukraine in Dnipro.
How much I remember myself I always wished to be an artist, because of this I always was near with art. When I was a child I always drew and even graduate art school. At university, I studied architecture and also worked as an artist. Despite the fact that I am currently engaged in the graphic design and learning programming, I hope in one day I completely devote myself drawing. Until then I enjoy working with beautiful illustrations by our artists! They are always amazing. And even my little son who still didn't learn foreign languages ask me to read them. He exactly will learn other languages with Tiny Readers books.
After growing up overseas on Army bases, Laura has settled down in a small town in Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and their four children. Her family inspires her creativity with their never-ending humor, support, and love.
Nadia Kotkina is an illustrator from the north of Russia, from the town called Arkhangelsk, where you can see the polar night over six months when sun is never appeared and the polar day, when the sun never comes down during two months! Nadia has studio where she teaches English to children, teenagers, and adults. She likes piano and attends piano lessons. She is also a good dancer. She has been dancing since her childhood. Now she attends ballroom dancing and enjoys it very much. Illustrating children's books has always been her dream! Now she is very pleased to create these beautiful illustrations especially for you!
Karin always loved her mom’s voice as she read aloud to her and her brothers. It’s what fueled her desire to use her voice professionally. She became a radio DJ and then, as she and her husband started a family, she began doing voice over work from home. Their two kids are grown and off on their own now, but Karin loves narrating books, training modules, and other educational material for kids and adults all over the world right from her Chicago land, in-home studio.
Daria Kalnitskaya hails from Saint-Petersburg, Russia, where she works as an English language teacher and a freelance translator – doing various kinds of translation, including fiction – and brings up her adorable tiny daughter.
"My name is Elizaveta Kalacheva and I am an illustrator. Based in Valencia, Spain. I grew up in a small town in Russia where I was studying at the School of Art and Music. After graduating I moved to Spain to study Environmental Science at the University of Valencia. In the same time, I had freelanced for different companies. I draw only in traditional art with using of watercolor. The illustration is my hobby, actually, I work as an EHS Specialist. "
Born in Ujjain of India, one of the most famous holly and religious cities known by the name of Mahakaleshwar Jyotirliga. Drawing and designing has always been Arpan’s passion, which is what lead him to get his diploma in Multimedia. Having worked with over 140 clients from around the world, it was in the year 2009 when Arpan finally ventured to founding his own firm called 3AP creations. Passionate for his life and family, he enjoys being able to express his art and skills.
Born and raised in Japan, Mayumi Ito moved to Alaska in the late 1980s with her husband and her then-six-month-old son to start a new chapter of her life. Many years later, her story in America’s Last Frontier still continues, and she’s loving every moment of it—except for driving in winter and paying higher shipping fees. Freelance translator by trade, Mayumi enjoys walking in the woods, reading good mysteries, and training with her agility dog, Pika. Her favorite quote is “The best is yet to be.”
Ghada Itani was her grandma’s little companion, so she had the chance to visit many old ladies and listen to amazing weird stories from Lebanese culture. Studying archaeology and philosophy besides reading about paranormal phenomena and mystical knowledge was another way to satisfy her curiosity. But writing to tiny readers was a very delightful experience to her.
Alice is a kid at heart (or, a grownup with a heart for kids). Her love of music and literature has prepared her well for narrating children’s books. Using a literature-heavy curriculum as a home educator meant many hours of filling her children's minds and hearts with great stories. Reading to her children when they were young was a daily treat, and included many trips to their local library, where the staff knows their family by sight. Alice calls a Chicago suburb home, where she lives with her math genius hubby, her son and daughter (when they are not at college) and a menagerie of pets.
Angela Lee is a wife, a mother, and a teacher of 19 years. She enjoys life at her Virginia woodland home with her husband, children, and pets. An avid reader, she is following her dream of becoming a children’s author. In her spare time, she enjoys family, food, music, and fun of all kinds. She is well known for her infectious laugh. Her students, family, and co-workers think she’s a hoot! But for some reason, her teenagers are less enthusiastic.
Marjana Kachmar was born in Lviv, Ukraine in 1983. Certificated master of sacred art in National Academy in Lviv. She's worked as editor and artist in Christian children's magazines "Angel" and "Flashlight". Also illustrated many children's books: ABC book, Miracle in the woods, Christmas, Poems for boys and girls. She is fond of singing and making of puppets. Mom of three cheerful and energetic children, who inspire her daily with new pictures!
Alejandra López is a Mexican author and writer who not only loves animals (especially cats and penguins) but who truly enjoys writing. She has studied literature and creative writing. While she focuses on fantasy histories for kids she also has a deep interest in philosophy. "Words are fantastic worlds in need to be explored.
Allison Mackey began writing at the age of eight, starting with poetry and progressing to novels in her teens. In 1991 she graduated from UGA with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She briefly worked as a reporter and copy editor for the Oglethorpe Echo, and was a regular humor column contributor in the quarterly independent musicians' magazine Visions of Gray. She also composed and recorded an original eleven-song CD in 2003 titled You’ve Waited Long Enough. Allison is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and she's a member of the Shoals Writers Guild in Florence, Alabama where she currently lives with her husband Chad. Allison is honored to be represented by Elizabeth Bennett at the Transatlantic Literary Agency.
Amanda didn't always knew that she would be a writer, but life is always mysterious and with time she began to find comfort in poetry and short stories. When she started to write children stories it was like a hidden goal in her heart. She has live in Venezuela, Italy, Germany and now try to let her creativity grows in the beautiful city of Barcelona, where she writes, paints and dreams of a better world for the new generations.
Paola grew up in a small town in Italy, with books as her best friends.
Imagination has always been her driver towards enchanted worlds made up of fairies, queens, kings, and fantastic animals, in addition to plants, being able to speak and rocks being able to think.
Once an adult, the desire to share all these worlds with other children has brought Paola to write short stories for her children and their friends.
After her relocation in Jordan with her husband and children, she taught Arab students the Italian language, in both schools and language centers. Moreover, she wrote children stories as a freelancer.
In the present day, she is working as a pharmacist in an NGO; to help Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan. However, she is still writing new stories that are waiting to be read!
Born in Russia, Olga lives now in Tallinn, Estonia with her husband and little daughter.
Stories, both reading and writing them, have always been a world for Olga where magic is possible, where she can feel safe. This however led her to working with kids. Olga is an English and German teacher for young learners.
Kate Neuer Born in New York but having studied in Los Angeles, Kate Neuer had a hard time picking a hometown or career before landing on “Indiana” and “writer”. Nothing else was adventurous enough for her. Kate was trained in screenwriting, had the opportunities to pitch several projects to producers, but ultimately realized her passion for travel. She hopes to encourage children and adults alike to explore and appreciate different cultures through her storytelling.
Shalla was born on February 19, 1991 at Gingoog City, Philippine. She is a freelance artist who applies her trade in Comic books, Digital and Graphic illustration, Children's books. She found her passion for art at a very young age (4 years old if you're wondering) that led her to pursue a career as an artist.
Bronwyn is an aspiring South Africa writer who started-out writing poetry at the age of 14. As she grew so did her passion for words and the art of writing. Little did she know that one day, her doors to the amazing world fiction and her dreams of becoming an author would open with children's factual/educational based fiction. This was made possible once she joined Tiny Readers Publishing. Bronwyn lives in a small farming town with her husband, three kids, and 5 dogs. She is a certified banting coach who loves writing poetry, children's stories, articles and cookbooks in her free time. Furthermore, she enjoys experimenting with food, computer games, reading, and learning.
in countries such as Canada, Switzerland and presently in Thailand.
He loves to gather his students around the bonfire and make them dream, travel and learn through the stories that he borrows from other authors and the ones that he writes by himself for his students. Translate and write stories for kids is his way to say thanks, to the writers that were part of his childhood.
He firmly believes that stories have been a really important educational tool in every society and civilization along the history, not just as entertainment but as a way of conveying values, history and traditions.
When Candice Mallicoat contracted Lyme disease in 2011, being a working mother meant something very different. During treatment it was therapeutic to use her imagination and creativity to write. It was a way to bring her closer to her children who love her stories. When she's not dabbling with writing, Candice coaches women with children to thrive despite chronic illness just as she learned to do.
Katherine Mosuta is a self-taught illustrator from Davao City, Philippines. At the very young age, she spent her time creating her favorite cartoon characters along with her siblings. She enjoyed creating her own style turning it into paper dolls. Because of her love in arts, that didn't stop her to know more about drawings. Fell in love in creating human portraits was her way of practicing art using charcoal pencils to mold her skills. Wanting to pursue her dream to become a professional artist, she moves to Cagayan de Oro City believing she could study in the field of arts in college.
Julia is a big "story" worshiper. She sees life and its twists and turns as a story. Things begin, evolve and end, and Julia loves to extract these episodes and make s written telling out of it. Julia's story began back in the USSR, city of Tallinn in 1978. At the age of 13 Julia, as most of her countrymen, ended up in a young sovereign country, Republic of Estonia. But this was just the start of her adventures in the world. After graduating from Gymnasium, Julia won a grand from a Danish Democracy Fund and moved to Denmark for a study. The country and people became very inspirational to Julia, especially the history of Hans Christian Andersen, who made an enormous impact on literature in his time. And Julia was no stranger to his books as a child, too. Julia decided to dedicate herself to writing. After graduation from Journalism major, Julia never departed from writing, even though she worked in various industries and various European countries. The last 10 years Julia is living in the Netherlands with her husband and 3 children. She is freelancing in writing and trying out different genres. 5 years ago she got a chance to write children stories at TRP, and later on was also working as a Russian-language editor for them. Julia believes in the power of language skills, both verbal and written, after all the language is the most efficient tool of communication between all people, and exchanging idea and stories, being understood and being able to understand comes solely to one's ability to use their language. And getting a habit of reading with kids she finds just essential.
Tung Yuen started her career as a news producer before embarking on an intercontinental adventure to start a family in three countries over a 10 year span, all while maintaining an active freelance writing career. Her arduous adventure living aboard gave her the opportunity to experience vastly different cultures and lifestyles. As a mother of two, Tung Yuen loves to make up stories with her beautiful young daughters, and she enjoys seeing her kids cultivating a rich, creative childhood. Now having settled in Canberra, Australia with her husband and daughters, Tung Yuen is working in the community service sector. During her free time, she still pursues her interest in writing as a children’s book author and freelance translator.
Fátima is from the Canary Islands and began her love of reading since she was very young, as her uncle worked at a publishing house for Spanish children’s books. At school, she enjoyed participating in storytelling competitions where she got some other game and, of course, more books. Passionate about languages too, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting and completed a Master’s degree in Subtitling. Now that she has achieved her dream of being a freelance translator, she greatly enjoys her work and has more time for her interests: reading, swimming or hiking as a nature lover. As a translator of these lovely stories, she hopes that her contribution can improve a little the world of all children.
Charity Russell was born in Zambia and moved to the U.K. as a teenager. She was always drawing and realised early on in life this is what she wanted to do, put together with a deep love of books, children’s book illustration seemed an obvious career choice. She went to Falmouth University College gaining a bachelor’s degree followed a few years later with a Master of Arts in Illustration and Design from the University of Sunderland. Charity lives with her husband and two children in Bristol.
After many years in the Tv production industry, Silvia decided to turn her life upside down and quit her job to become a part time ESL teacher in Bucaramanga, Colombia and a part time freelance online translator, she finally found the freedom and passion in her life and she has been doing this for several years now, she couldn't be happier. She's a dog lover and she paints and draws in her free time, although she doesn't plan on having any children of her own, she loves teaching kids and reading stories to them.
Though she has been working in a technical industry for years, Daren still pursues her passion of becoming an artist. She is now a freelancer working from home while enjoying the perks of being a hands-on mom and wife. She really loves her craft doing digital illustrations, but on her free time she still hones her traditional skills doing artworks in oil painting, watercolor and charcoal drawings. She also bonds with her family through music and enjoys playing violin.
I started drawing seriously from scrap paper, walls or any surface available at age 6 and I never stopped creating artworks since. My father wanted me to be an Architect but my love for cartoons made me pursue career related to it. My almost three decades of work was for being an Animator to a lot of projects and Disney was one of them. I used to work in Publishing as Layout Artist, Creative Director and a Comics Illustrator. My last full-time job was for being a Product/Toy Designer under Marvel and Warner Bros. Licenses projects. I am now being a home-based artist, enjoying company with my two granddaughters who are my inspirations. I consider creating illustrations for Children’s books as my most rewarding work. I love Kids and I love Cartoons. These two I treasure so much.
Kateryna Radchenko lives in Ukraine and works as a translator and blog writer. 5 years ago, she used maternity leave to change her approach to life and work. Since then, she's been doing just what is interesting and inspiring. Storytime with her son is one most wonderful things for her.
Kati Prusenko was born in Makeevka, Ukraine. When the war began she had migrated to Kiev, now she lives in Moscow. Kati is an illustrator and designer for more than 5 years. She creates illustrations and design for printed materials, websites, promo materials. She graduated from the art school, participated in three exhibitions in Donetsk. Kati Prusenko is an organizer of international projects about art communication and social filming by supported of Erasmus+. The illustration for her is not only a picture, but a talking visual image with their own mood and history.
Tom Pilath grew up in a German village near Dresden. He started dancing and acting in small theater companies, then decided to pursue a career in professional theater. He soon became a leader of a teenage theater group in Hungary. Tom enjoyed working with teens. He sharpened his creative skills as a dramatic writer for young people, then also began working as a children’s book editor. Tom stepped into the role of an author with his children’s stories at Tiny Readers Publishing. When Tom is not writing, he is busy with acting jobs in international theater and film productions. You could see him in his performances in German theaters, hotels and restaurants. Tom never stopped to love fairy tales and children’s stories ever since he was little. Now he’s finding out how his nephews and friend’s children react on his creations.
Sue grew up in a small town on the banks of the Fox River in Wisconsin. After graduating from college and graduate school, she spent over 3 decades teaching K-12, college, and adult students in regular and special education, ESL, and gifted/talented programs both in the US and at international schools in Korea and Poland. Now, teaching in the Graduate Education department of a local college for their add-on gifted/talented teaching licensure, Sue is also a freelance writer/editor mostly for Upwork clients. She has authored her own educational products: 450 leveled books, about 50 original plays, and an elementary language arts series. Of all the types of writing, she enjoys writing for children and creative writing the most. Now retired, she spends much of her time at the family cottage in northern Wisconsin. If she is not sailing, you might find her thinking of that next children’s story as she rests on the hammock under the century-old fir trees or walking the trails with her beloved Westie, Kenya.
José Angel Galea was born in Valencia-Venezuela, spent his childhood playing baseball and drawing, dreamed of being a great baseball player. In high school he realizes that he likes art and decides to study it with a mention in graphic design, where he gets his degree. He discovered that he loved illustration and since graduating he has not stopped illustrating. Love the kitchen and enjoy your own food and other dishes from other countries. He has worked as an illustrator for foreign companies, children's stories for several US writers and coloring books, since 2015.
Adriana is a freelance translator and proof-reader who enjoys the freedom and mobility her work gives her. As a child, one of the first children's stories she recalls reading (or being read) was The Very Hungry Caterpillar. She grew up reading stories by Roald Dahl and Dr. Zeus's. She remembers how she struggled reading H. G. Wells' Invisible Man at early age, but it soon became one of her favorites because of that special atmosphere and mistery involved in the plot. Adriana has been translating children´s books into several languages and Tiny Readers Publishing gave her the chance to start writing children's books from scratch for the first time. She believes that she will continue with this brand new experience, especially the billingual editions.
Being Italian, Eugenia Varese started to love painting since childhood. She attended an important artistic high school in Padova and then the well known Accademia of Belle Art in Venice. On that bases Eugenia developed an interest in new forms of visual arts, especially for young people and children, such as digital painting. She is now collaborating with some publishing houses as illustrator, she teaches pictorial techniques and takes part to several art exhibitions.
I am from Turkey. I spent my all holidays by reading books when I was a child. Then I started to write my own stories. I was 16 years old when I decided to become a writer. I have graduated from Dokuz Eylul University, Department of Performing Arts, Theater- Dramatic Writing Branch in 1999. I have certificated from English course at Sheffield College after I've come to England. After that, I worked as an editor in Turkey for a few years. Now I am living in England, Chesterfield (a historic small town with gorgeous countryside view) since 2003 with my 14 years old son, my cat Nayla and her four kittens. I have nine children’s books have been published in my country and I have writing awards as well. I'm still writing articles about Turkish and world literature, book reviews, theatre plays and children's stories. I am also translating children’s books.
Marion was born in France, then moved to Quebec and lives now in British Columbia. She's a books lover, writes novels' reviews and is also a translator. When not reading or writing, she works as a costumer on movie sets. With fabrics or words, she enjoys creating characters and stories in order to entertain little ones and grown-ups.
Michelle Tiong is a Malaysian who is currently working on PhD research related to CO2 reduction. A lifelong nature lover, she likes to write about people and culture. Her creative works are the results of her curiosity towards knowledge. Michelle is also a Chinese author. Her works are published in local newspapers from time to time. Her favorite quote is “Life is short; number our days so that we may get a heart of wisdom.”
The very first short story ever written by Caroline Thuillier was when she was just five years old. It recounted the harrowing tale of a man who could not bear eating ravioli anymore. With such a taste for allegorical fables and puzzling topics, she ended up working as a full-time writer, translator and proofreader. She has worked with publishers, marketing agencies, global companies and small businesses, and currently juggles work and art studies.
Anurag born in Lucknow,India and completed education in Science, Engineering and later got dual professional master degrees in Computer Science and Business administration(i,e. MBA). Later by weighted heard, he had to leave his lovely home town for career and moved to Mumbai, India and became a technology banker. He used to like stories from childhood as his mother and grandma was the main source of those sweet pie. Today he enjoys to be part of the things like this and to bring those beautiful stories to lovely children in their own language by translating them.
Svetlana is a visual artist from Lithuania. She graduated from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dublin, Ireland, with Bachelor of Animation. She specializes in traditional and digital 2D animation, conceptual development, art direction and illustration. Since 2010, she worked as an animator and illustrator on various international films and projects.
Irina Slastionchina lives in Chisinau, Moldova. She's pregnant now and chooses books for her child with love. She loved reading all her life and sometimes saw in books the light of friendship, love, shiny future.This immutable truths she wanted to give all children in the world through her stories.
Though aware that biographies are only interesting if tragically dramatic, Silvia is ready to astonish you with her extraordinarily normal life.
Having grown up with a passion for words, she started writing at an early age, but preferred sofas and walls to plain old paper.
After graduating with a dissertation on “The Evolution of Writing Surfaces” (in which, oddly enough, sofas aren’t even mentioned), she got her first job as a university librarian.
She writes for the amusement of both her husband Ezio and her two sons Fabio and Claudio, who serve as valuable guides on her all-inclusive trips through fantastic worlds.
For her, writing is both a passion and a job. She has been working as a copywriter for a web-marketing company for six years. But she has never forgotten where she comes from, and goes back to writing on her beloved sofa, with her beloved children, whenever possible.
I am a happy mother of two wonderful boys. They are my life and they inspire me to do new steps in my life. Everything I do I do it for my boys. I hope the books will help them to become real, honest, courageous and curious men. The knowledge makes our world better. I am a translator and I bring the new world to many people. You can find me here: shermantran.wordpress.com. I hope the knowledge from the books will help our children to make our planet a better place!
While she always had awesome rhyming skills, high school years were when Shahar first discovered her love for poetry and literature. It was while reading the novella "The Metamorphosis" by Kafka. After graduating, she joined the IDF and served as an observer for two years. Now she is combining her passion for poetry and literature with her love for languages and is working full time as an English-Hebrew literary translator, located in central Israel.
" Born and raised in Rome, Christian starts reading and drawing since he has memory. After pursuing art studies in Italy, he started traveling and illustrating anything he could put his hands on, such as children's book, mobile games or brand characters. currently living and drawing in Amsterdam. "
Viktoriya is an artist, she has been drawing for half a century. Born in Uzbekistan, in a city called Chirchik, after graduating from the University in Tashkent, she began to teach a variety of arts to people of all ages. She loves to ski, travel and sewing. She loves to paint the world as she sees it, and painting the people that she meets, it’s amazing and beautiful. Viktoriya now lives in Russia with her daughter and her husband where she enjoys drawing everything that surrounds her.
Islam Zayed lives in Egypt, he is a freelance translator who helps in localizing different contents to his native language (Arabic) and he enjoys this career so much.
Before starting a translation business, Islam worked as customer service representative at Bank Misr for a short time, now he is working as a planning specialist along with his freelance business.
Islam always eager to help others as much as he can, also he is always keen to learn new things. He is crazy about nature, travelling and visiting new places.
Italian born Language Teacher and Tutor for toddlers and young children, Elisabetta Zaccaria has always had a deep passion for both writing and illustrating children’s books, comics and greeting cards. She has been managing her own Language Centre in Tuscany Italy for over 20 years, teaching both English and Italian classes for children, teenage students and adults. Ever since a very young age, her passion for learning foreign languages and drawing resulted into her current love for writing and illustrating stories and fairy-tales. Four years ago she moved to London with her family where she keeps running her Language school in Tuscany, organizes and teaches both Italian and English language courses and holds fun learning labs for young children, a great source of inspiration for her own stories and illustrations. In the UK she has started a Greeting Card business producing water colored and black ink hand-illustrated greeting-cards for her clients. Her wide production of children’s books is currently going on, continually adding new stories and illustrations. She is now working at a brand new children’s comic book with newly created and designed attractive characters, Zig, Zandy and Zero!
Farimah was born and raised in Iran, moved to India for studies and now lives in Canada with her husband and 3 yrs old daughter. With a background in computer science, Farimah works with a Tech start-up which keeps her busy. Reading bedtimes stories to her daughter inspired her to bring global children stories in her native language. A gymnast, swimmer, music lover, traveler, consultant, and a mother, life played different roles in shaping what she is today. When motherhood is not throwing any surprises, she enjoys putting her daughter's candid moment on Instagram.
If you are looking for Maytal you will probably find her hiding behind a book somewhere. Ever since she was a child she loved diving headfirst into stories.
When she isn't reading, writing or translating words, you can find her illustrating and interpreting them with paint. Or climbing trees.
Narrator of Multiple Titles Tristan has been an actor and voice-over artist since he landed the made-up role of Blue Bird in a community theater production of "Animal Crackers" when he was in kindergarten. He was taken by the amount of attention he received in class and has never looked back. Tristan has performed in countless plays, television shows, and films and has lent his voice to numerous audiobooks, video games, animated series and more. He lives in Los Angeles with his wonderful wife and three kids. They also have a dog who doesn't get the attention he deserves. Maybe we will go for a walk tomorrow Winston, hang in there!
Once upon a time, there was a guy named Joe. Joe always loved a good story. Beginning with stories told on Sesame Street and Captain Kangaroo that he watched as a little kid to his eventual 14-year career on the radio telling stories to thousands of listeners every morning. Today he is lucky enough to have read hundreds of great stories that have been published as audio books for both grown-ups and young people around the world. There is nothing like a good story and Joe hopes you enjoy hearing a good story too! The End.