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Elisabetta Zaccaria

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 center in Tuscany, Italy for over 20 years, teaching both English and Italian classes for children, teenage students and adults.

Ever since Elisabetta was a very young age, her passion for learning foreign languages and drawing steadily propelled her into her current love for writing and illustrating stories and fairy-tales. Four years ago, she moved to London with her family, where she continues to manage 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, Elisabetta has started a greeting card business, producing watercolored and black ink hand-illustrated greeting cards for her clients. Her wide production of children’s books is currently expanding,  as she continually adds new stories and illustrations. She is now working on a brand new children’s comic book with newly-created and designed attractive characters, Zig, Zandy and Zero!

Maytal Yarkoni

If you are ever looking for Maytal Yarkoni, you will probably find her hiding behind a book somewhere. Ever since she was a child, Maytal has loved diving headfirst into stories.

When Maytal isn't reading, writing or translating words, you can find her illustrating and interpreting them with paint. Or climbing trees.

Erica Villa

For the past few years, Erica Villa has been creating brand-new stories each night to help her baby boy fall asleep. Erica has a lifelong love of nature, so the stories she tells her son are always related to plants and animals.

It should come as no surprise that Erica graduated with a degree in biology. But then, following her passion for writing, she chose to continue on in her studies, earning a Master’s degree in Science Communication. Since then, Erica has worked as a science writer for well-known publishing houses and public national bodies such as the Italian Ministry of Health. Today she is Head of Communications and Engagement at Science Gallery Venice, the Italian node of an international network aiming at engaging youngsters where science and art collide.

When not dealing with art and science she sings in a 200 voice gospel choir, dances tango, and continues to write short stories for children.