Fascinating and talented children’s book author, Mariana Llanos, guest blogged recently on Chris the Story Ape’s site. I wanted to share her post with my readers who will find it fascinating too.
I never knew I wrote for children. Not until someone read one of my manuscripts and said “My children would love to read this!” Then it clicked. I do write children’s stories. At least that’s where my style “fits” within the literary market.
You see, I grew up in the farthest side of a small and cozy town, about twenty-five minutes away from the busy and grey capital of Peru, Lima.
In Chaclacayo the sun was always out, the grass was green and there was a constant smell of spring. Since my house was so far from the others’, there was seemingly not much to do after school. But my huge backyard, dogs, TV, and books provided me with lots of time to wander and wonder.
My mom didn’t read to my sister and me, like they tell us now parents should read to their children every night. Times…
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