Many Thanks to All Who Helped Me With My 2020 Successes.

Even though this year was a complicated one based on the pandemic and some personal problems, I have to be extra thankful. If you have been following my journey, you know that at the end of 2019, I got my first offer for my story BELLA’S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS (Illustrated by Geraldine Rodriguez), coming outContinue reading “Many Thanks to All Who Helped Me With My 2020 Successes.”

Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela!

Alexandra Alessandri writes in an adorable and honest way about what goes through kids’ minds and hearts when they feel shy in a particular situation or are generally shy. Ava gets to this beautiful finca where her Abuelita lives, but she can’t find her voice. Throughout the book, she and we, the readers, discover moreContinue reading “Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela!”

Joana Pastro a Damsel Not in Distress

Here a little bit about this Brazilian-American-English girl and her path on becoming an AMAZING picture book writer. Her Childhood in Brazil, United States and England. I had a happy and pretty interesting childhood. I was born in Brasilia, and when I was a month old, my mom and I moved to the United StatesContinue reading “Joana Pastro a Damsel Not in Distress”

Spring Fling Story

Contest page here. Cow Girl by Ana Siqueira – 149 words It’s spring!  Maravilla reads about las flores of the world. At her farm, there are none. She must go smell some. But… with her short legs, she can’t go that far. Her people ride and shout, “Vámonos, cowgirls!” If girls can be cowgirls. CowsContinue reading “Spring Fling Story”

Donna Barba Higuera – A Magical Musa

UNA NIÑA FILLED WITH MAGICAL STORIES Even as a child I made up fantastical stories in my mind. Simple interactions with friends or teachers where I’d been silent or awkward, I’d imagine instead I had responded with a booming, brave voice or with some clever speech. Or I’d envision a simple playground dust devil wasContinue reading “Donna Barba Higuera – A Magical Musa”

Funny Stories to Teach Spanish by Craig Klein Dexemple

My students love watching all the videos from Craig, especially the ones with Pablito. They always laugh when Pablito, el ratoncito, finds un tomate en el baño. Jajaja. His super creative stories will delight you. Read here to get to know more about this fantastic writer and teacher. Childhood in Colombia I was very fortunateContinue reading “Funny Stories to Teach Spanish by Craig Klein Dexemple”

12 Days of Christmas – My Successes

Reflections on my achievements 2019 – Exercise for 12 Days of Christmas by 12×12 – Julie Hedlund A long time ago, 1992!!! I wrote children’s books in Brazil, and one of them got an award from “Academia de Letras” in Brazil.  Forward a few years, and you’ll find a Spanish teacher without time to write.Continue reading “12 Days of Christmas – My Successes”